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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Wraps its Summer Season

Posted July 29, 2021 at 5:09 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is wrapping up its latest affair with a lesser known production from the Bard’s canon. Continuing the Lower East Side tradition, the Drilling Company is back at the Clemente for three final performances this week – to perform Two Noble Kinsmen. For this iteration, director Hamilton Clancy has taken the […]

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A Grave Marker for a Homeless Man Bludgeoned to Death on the Bowery

Last modified July 29, 2021 at 6:28 am

It’s been nearly two years since the city was rocked by the fatal bludgeoning of homeless men on the Bowery while they slept. Of the five beaten by 24-year-old attacker Randy Santos, four ultimately died – Chuen Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran, and Nazario Vasquez-Villegas. Chuen Kwok was a vulnerable senior who, after the passing […]

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Laundromat Worker Stabbed in Dispute on Delancey Street

Posted July 28, 2021 at 5:07 am

One person was stabbed during a dispute inside a Lower East Side laundromat on Sunday afternoon. The suspect was reportedly doing laundry inside the Delancey Laundromat (near Chrystie) at around 2:30pm when the altercation happened. The two had words before the attacker knifed the 54-year-old employee in the right rib. The victim was taken to […]

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Just Go Get Married at Katz’s Deli

Posted July 28, 2021 at 5:05 am

Going to the … deli … and we’re going to get married… The Lower East Side’s iconic Katz’s Deli has joined forces with Williamsburg wedding chapel, Sweet Hearts, to give couples a chance to tie the knot inside the 133-year-old eatery. With a hefty side of pastrami, of course. The $2,500 wedding package includes an […]

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CB2 Rejects ‘Mayor’s SoHo Rezoning Plan’ with Scathing Resolution

Last modified July 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Last night, Community Board 2 overwhelmingly voted to reject what it called the “Mayor’s Plan” to rezone “SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown.” In a bold lead statement, CB2’s SoHo NoHo Working Group released a resolution that rejected the rezoning proposal as follows: “The proposed SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown rezoning fails to achieve affordable housing goals and […]

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Seward Park Co-op Faces Dire Financial Reality

Posted July 27, 2021 at 5:05 am

The financial standing at the Seward Park Co-op is apparently dire. Thursday afternoon, the board distributed a report outlining various updates. It speaks for itself. Of particular note is the so-called “Capital Update,” in which the board details the deterioration of “brick ties” on facades throughout the housing complex. To remediate the issue is a […]

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Decades Later, Parisi Bakery Shutters Elizabeth Street Locale

Posted July 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

After nearly a half-century, the Parisi Bakery spin-off on Elizabeth Street is kaput. The store closed for good over weekend, and movers were seen unloading equipment from the premises. Word on the street is that the land marked tenement recently sold. If true, however, public record does not yet reflect the transaction. Robert Parisi – […]

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An Open Letter to Scott Stringer: Save East River Park

Last modified July 26, 2021 at 7:59 am

The following open letter was penned by Lower East Sider Kim Sillen. Dear Comptroller Stringer, Ten years ago, you were a terrific advocate for the Grand Street neighborhood on the Lower East Side, when you helped Friends of Gulick Park secure funding for the renovation of this small park that lies at the intersection of […]

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Revered Borscht Belt Comedian (and LES-Educated Rabbi) Jackie Mason Dies at 93

Posted July 26, 2021 at 5:05 am

Jackie Mason, one of the greatest comedic voices whose borscht belt schtick inspired generations, passed away on Saturday in Manhattan. The Catskills kvetcher was 93. According to TMZ, Mason had been hospitalized for more than 3 weeks … admitted with inflammation of the lungs. Obituaries aplenty. Jackie Mason was born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, […]