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Inside 102 Norfolk during Samy Mahfar's luxury conversion, July 2014

Report: Big Real Estate Against City Council Tenant Advocate Bill that would Curb Construction as Harassment

Posted April 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

Last week, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings considered more than a dozen tenant-friendly bills that would provide protection from landlord harassment. Yet, one in particular, code-named Intro. 1523, drew the most attention, as it would carve out a new position within the Department of Buildings with the purpose of weighing tenants’ welfare […]

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Meet Farmer Ted of the Stanton Street CSA

Posted April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

The Stanton Street CSA is gearing up to bring another season of locally grown goodness to Lower East Siders. And, as in previous springs, Windflower Farm’s very own Farmer Ted will make the the four-hour trip from upstate to the M’Finda Kalunga Garden, to meet and greet with returning CSA members and potential new ones. […]

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Essex Crossing Condos at Site 1 Show off New Skin [PHOTOS]

Posted April 5, 2017 at 5:18 am

The third of four Essex Crossing buildings in Phase I is but a few feet from the top, and already beginning to resemble the renderings. “Curtain wall” deliveries to Site 1 over the last few weeks have really started filling out the skeleton of this new Essex Crossing condo development, the only one of its kind […]

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Nighttime with the Smoking Manholes of Ludlow Street

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:18 am

The following guest post was penned by Vicki Rovere, proprietor of the Ludlow Street Free Store the last decade. Walking home from the subway about midnight last Sunday night, as I turned onto my block I smelled smoke. Smoke seemed to be curling up from a little curbside street grate outside Libation. Was it steam […]

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‘Party Monster’ Michael Alig Auctioning Club Kid Ephemera

Posted March 20, 2017 at 5:03 am

Notorious “party monster,” Michael Alig, is selling some ephemera from his club kids days. The 50-year old ex-con, who served seventeen years behind bars for the gruesome 1996 murder of his drug dealer, Andre (Angel) Melendez, listed several party invitations on eBay the last few days. For instance, auction items include “Club Kid Disco 2000 Anniversary 1991 […]

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Second Suspect in Post-Pianos Pummeling on Orchard Street is Arrested

Posted March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

The second suspect in the vicious Orchard Street beating caught on tape has been arrested, police said. The collar of 23-year-old Shachin Gauchan yesterday followed mere hours after his pal, Nawang Choying (both are Queens natives), was also brought in on felony gang assault charges. According to the New York Post, Choying provided information that […]

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Man Who Beat up Owner of East Broadway Restaurant Gets 2 Years on Assault Charges

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

It was almost a year ago that the owner of Carol’s Bun was viciously beaten outside his East Broadway restaurant. Now, Mr. Wong gets a bit of street justice. Moises “Montress” Gomez, 34, was reportedly found guilty last month on charges of second-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault. Friday afternoon, judge Mark Dwyer sentenced the perp […]

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Suspect Still Sought in Attempted Rape on Norfolk Street Friday Morning

Posted March 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

Police are still after a man they say attempted to rape a woman near her Lower East Side home. (This is the story ABC-7 reporter CeFaan Kim was filing when a man in a hockey mask jumped him on live television.) The suspect reportedly followed her home to 139 Norfolk Street just after midnight Friday […]

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Educational Alliance Addresses Ongoing Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community

Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:19 am

The recent surge in hate crimes across the country against the Jewish community seems to be spiraling out of control. Reportedly, in 2017 there have been over 100 bomb threats alone, targeting Jewish Community Centers nationwide. It’s only March. This paralyzing statistic has provoked many to action; no, not the White House. Here at home, the […]

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Lower East Side Employment Network Hosting ‘Job Training Expo’ Tomorrow

Last modified February 22, 2017 at 6:14 am

Dust off those resumes. This week, the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is hosting a Job Training Expo. The workshop aims to directly connect job seekers with both training and employment opportunities in the hospitality/food and bev industries. Thus outlining a career path for prospective candidates. It’s a smart venture on LESEN’s part, as there […]