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Human Rights Arts Festival Relocates From St. Mary’s Church After Archbishop Objects to Gay Content

Organizers of the International Human Rights Arts Festival moved their event booked at St. Mary's Church on Grand Street after Archbishop Timothy Dolan objected to two gay/transgender-themed performances.

LES Community Invited For Reopening of St. Mary’s Grand Hall on Saturday

You've probably noticed that St. Mary's Catholic Church on Grand Street has been undergoing a major renovation project. The most obvious repairs are taking place on the exterior of the building; the roof was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. But...

Father Andrew O’Connor Weaves Community at St. Mary’s Church

The following article first appeared in the November 2014 edition of The Lo-Down's print magazine. The pieces are made from handwoven organic cotton, infused with a New York aesthetic and touted by Cameron Diaz and Anna Wintour. But this is...

Father Neil Connolly Prepares to Leave St. Mary’s After Three Decades

A big change is in store for one of the Lower East Side's most venerable religious institutions. After 28 years, Father Neil Connolly will be leaving St. Mary's Catholic Church on Grand Street due to an Archdiocese retirement rule....

Young Undocumented Workers Seek Advice at St. Mary’s Church

There was a line out the door at St. Mary's Church on Grand Street today, where the New York Immigration Coalition sponsored an informational event.  Beginning today, many young undocumented immigrants are eligible to apply for temporary work permits. ...
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Cheeky Sandwiches, Chomps Élysées Coming Soon to the Essex Market

The construction plywood on the north end of the Essex Market is hard to miss. It...
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