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Repairs Begin at Basketball City; Armin Van Buuren New Year’s Eve Show Still On

Last week we noted that Basketball City on Pier 36 sustained a lot of damage during Hurricane Sandy.  The wood floors covering seven courts inside the recreational facility, which just opened this past summer, were completely ruined.  This week...

$45,000 Raised For Chinatown Sandy Fund

it was a show of force earlier today at City Hall, as local elected officials and community leaders came out in support of a relief fund for small businesses in Chinatown impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  The effort by the...

Feds Provide Money For Post-Sandy Food Program; 10002 Zip Code Included

It was a common sight on the Lower East Side in the days after Hurricane Sandy: National Guard troops and other aid workers distributing food to those in need.  Now residents still trying to get back on their feet...

Coming up Sunday: Hurricane Resource Fair & Community Conversation

This coming Sunday, State Senator Daniel Squadron is putting together a post-Sandy "Resource Fair & Community Conversation." He describes it as a "one-stop-shop" for people still in need of assistance after the storm and a good opportunity for those...

Crowds Come Out For Chinatown Street Fair; Fundraiser Announced For Dec. 19

A sizable crowd turned out on Saturday for the "Chinatown Revival Fair," an event meant to support local businesses suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Restaurants offered $1 "tasting plates," on the streets outside their establishments.  The street...

Weekend Events: Have Fun, Support Sandy Recovery

In addition to dining out at local eateries this weekend, there are plenty of other easy, fun things to do (art exhibits, movies, shopping, gardening) while also boosting a variety of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We've listed a few here;...

Weekend Assignment: Eat & Drink in the Neighborhood

OK, so. It's Friday morning on the Lower East Side, and we know darn well you New Yorkers aren't cooking at home every single meal this weekend. There's been a lot of chatter about supporting our local restaurants here in the neighborhoods...

Knickerbocker Village Power Fully Restored, Rent Rebates Reiterated

We've just received word from the management of Knickerbocker Village that electricity has been restored to all 12 buildings as of 4 p.m. today. Workers on-site are still in the process of transferring the electrical systems off the temporary...

“Give More, Give LES”: Support Local Businesses

We have details today about the benefit for local businesses we mentioned last week. Hosted by the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and promoted through Lucky Ant, the local crowdfunding company, the evening includes appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and DJ...

Need Help Coping in Sandy’s Aftermath? Free Clinic Tomorrow

Thousands of Lower East Siders are still coping with the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy: damage from power outages, loss of wages, children missing school and other difficulties. To help address some of these needs, the Legal Aid Society, the NYC...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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