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Rivington House Stays Front-and-Center in Marte vs. Chin City Council Showdown

Posted March 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

Looks like the widely reported Rivington House debacle will loom large over City Council elections next fall. Last Friday, City Council hopeful Christopher Marte, brought his campaign message of “increased transparency” and “community outreach” to the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden rally outside the iconic 45 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The Garden protestors […]

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The Cuban Corn Crisis on Prince Street

Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

The corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets was noticeably quiet yesterday as Cafe Habana’s lunch patrons were met with a locked door instead of the trendy cafe’s signature Cuban grilled corn. Throughout the day, would-be patrons who normally loiter outside while waiting for tables or chomping down on corn, appeared confused at the closure. That […]

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An Elizabeth Street Window into Trump’s Character and Integrity (or Lack Thereof)

Posted December 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

This Christmas, a new type of light… While the Donald Trump protest banner we first reported on has been deposed from the fire escape at 224 Elizabeth Street, its creator is now supplying other residents with a new type of protest sign. One that literally sheds light on the topic of Donald Trump’s chief flaws – character and integrity. […]

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Little Italy to Trump: You are Still a Loser

Posted November 15, 2016 at 5:11 am

Early Thursday morning, someone hung up a banner with a message to President Elect Donald Trump, on the fire escape of 226 Elizabeth St. in Little Italy. The banner reads: “Ya may have won, but you are still a loser,” referring to the “I’m a winner” mantra that the Republican candidate ran on throughout the […]

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‘This is Little Italy’ at the Elizabeth Street Garden, Seen Through the Eyes of Vinny Vella [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

This past Tuesday, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden sponsored a special community event entitled: “This is Little Italy.” Two powerful documentaries from two local filmmakers were presented at a free outdoor screening. Both films focused on life for the Italian-American community of Little Italy. The first, Paul Stone’s Mulberry, premiered as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Documentary Shorts […]

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