Avenue D

Redefining Public Space at the Lillian Wald Houses

Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

The Lillian Wald Houses are in the process of getting a revamped green community space along Avenue D. The project, “Opening the Edge,” has been in the works since September 2016, and is part of a larger program called The Energetic City: Connectivity in the Public Realm. The aim here is to breathe life into the city “by connecting […]

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Lower Eastside Girls Club Joined Patricia Field to Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

Posted April 5, 2016 at 5:12 am

The Lower Eastside Girls Club went big last week, helping the NASDAQ exchange open the trades on Thursday morning. The local organization rang the bell inside the Times Square stock market alongside famous fashion stylist Patricia Field. The promotion wasn’t relegated to the trading floor, though. The Lower Eastside Girls Club also received top billing on the 43rd Street […]

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33-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Yesterday Outside the Lillian Wald Houses in Alphabet City

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm

The flurry of helicopter activity in the skies above Alphabet City last night was attributed to a shooting outside the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D. An unidentified 33-year-old man was shot in broad daylight – approximately 4:30pm – and was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NYPD hasn’t released […]

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Feds Seek 7-Month Sentence for LulzSec Hacker and Lower East Sider ‘Sabu’

Posted May 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Anarchism and the Lower East Side go hand in hand, so should we be super surprised that one of the most notorious hackers of our day operated from within the Jacob Riis Houses on Avenue D? You’ll recall that in June 2011, hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed father of two, was caught by the […]

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Watch this Dude Snowboard the Streets of the Lower East Side [VIDEO]

Last modified February 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

During yesterday’s epic snowfall, christened “Winter Storm Pax” by the Weather Channel crew, Casey Neistat grabbed his snowboard and hit the slopes streets of the Lower East Side. With the help of a Jeep-driving friend, the thrill-seeker, wearing construction crew neons, shredded the road powder and snowbanks on Avenue D, down to Rivington Street, and […]

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Take a Drive Through the ‘Gritty’ 1980s East Village [VIDEO]

Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

With a title like “Gritty Late 1980s New York Lower East Side,” the following clip was absolutely impossible to ignore.

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LulzSec Ringleader Operated Out of Jacob Riis Houses on Avenue D

Posted March 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

The Lower East Side is connected to one of the largest, most notorious global computer hacker rings.

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Etta James Sings of “Avenue D” [Video]

Posted January 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

It’s a terrible single from an even tackier movie, but fun to see the old city streetscapes, circa 1989. Details after the jump!

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Planters Grove Park Coming to Lillian Wald Houses

Posted September 28, 2011 at 6:18 am

In partnership with NYCHA and Green City Force, Planters is opening a new park on the Lower East Side at the Lillian Wald Houses.

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Incident at 280 East 2nd Street Last Night

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Apparently some police activity went down on East 2nd Street, with guns drawn.

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