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Bill to Name Doyers Street Post Office For Mabel Lee Approved by U.S. House

In November, we told you about an effort to name the U.S. Post office at 6 Doyers St. in Chinatown for suffragette Mabel Lee. Legislation just passed the House of Representatives this week. It now heads to the Senate.

Velazquez Touts Renewal of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, were in the neighborhood yesterday to talk up the rejuvenation of a Hurricane Sandy emergency loan program.

Chinatown Banker Yungman Lee Challenges U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez

A Chinatown community banker is taking on U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez in next year's Democratic Primary. Yesterday in a banquet hall alongside the Manhattan Bridge, 63-year-old Yungman Lee announced his candidacy for the 7th Congressional District, which includes sections...

Opinion | Federal Resources Are Available For Small Business

Editor's note: The Lo-Down is preparing for a year long reporting project around small business survival on the Lower East Side. Recently we heard from the office of U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who wanted to get the word out...

Velazquez Introduces Hurricane Assistance Legislation

Today U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez introduced legislation aimed at making public housing agencies more responsive in future natural disasters. The Post Superstorm Sandy bills were announced during a news conference on the steps of City Hall. Housing advocates and...

Velazquez Demands NYCHA Release “Negative” Report

After City Council member Rosie Mendez spent Tuesday afternoon defending the New York City Housing Authority from recent negative press, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez is calling for the release of a report that could bring more critical scrutiny to the...

Velazquez Easily Wins Primary Election

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez fended off her first serious challenge in years last night, soundly defeating three rivals in the Democratic Primary.  With 97% of the vote counted, she has 58%  in the 7th Congressional District, which includes sections...

Velazquez Campaigns at Lower East Side Senior Centers

A short time ago, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez made a campaign stop at the Good Companions Senior Center on Madison Street, in a last minute Election Day appeal to voters.  She appeared alongside State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, U.S....

Remember to Vote! It’s Primary Day in New York

The New York Democratic Primary is taking place today. Here on the Lower East Side, the competitive race to watch is the 7th Congressional District contest in which longtime Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez is facing a spirited challenge from three...

Rep. Velazquez Speaks Out Against East Broadway Bar

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez was on the Lower East Side yesterday, campaigning during the final weekend before Tuesday's Democratic Primary.  In an appearnce at Primitive Christian Church on East Broadway, she injected herself into a hyperlocal issue: a proposed...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...
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