Andrew Cohen

Andrew is a life-long resident of the Lower East Side. He attended the University at Albany and graduated in 2005. His previous writing credits include covering Edgie’s Hoops for the Grand Street News. You can often find him running on the treadmill at the Seward Park gym.

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Lower East Side Merchant Meeting with 7th Precinct

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm

With a rash of burglaries on the Lower East Side recently, the LES BID held a meeting with the 7th Precinct to discuss the recent wave of criminal activity. More after the jump!

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Coleman Playground Slated for Improvements

Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

Changes are afoot at this popular skating destination. More after the jump!

Fate of Essex Street Market Discussed at CB3 Meeting

Last modified May 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

With the SPURA development process kicking into high gear, CB3 held a meeting last night to discuss the fate of the historic Essex Street Market.

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Town Hall Meeting with District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.

Posted April 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

On Wednesday evening, New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., in conjunction with CB3, held a Town Hall Meeting at P.S.20.

7th Precinct Cops of the Year Ceremony at Tammany Hall

Last modified April 9, 2011 at 12:09 am

Sounds like a headline from the nineteenth century, eh? Not so!

More on the “Festival of Ideas for the New City”

Posted April 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Downtown Manhattan will be home to the first ever Festival of Ideas for the New City.


Last Night’s CB3 Meeting on SPURA Project Planning

Last modified August 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

It was a jam-packed meeting at the Abrons Arts Center on Grand Street last night, as CB3 held another meeting to discuss the decades-vacant SPURA site.

Last Night’s SPURA Discussion on Design

Posted March 1, 2011 at 8:17 am

With the passing of the SPURA development guidelines in January, a followup meeting was held last night to provide community members an enhanced timeline for the project as a whole.

SPURA Development Guidlines Passed Last Night

Last modified January 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

It took more than forty years, but the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area might finally be developed.

Lower Eastside Girls Club Groundbreaking Ceremony

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

Last Friday afternoon, officials from the NYC Housing Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, elected state and local leaders, and project developer Dermot Company were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the new Lower East Side Girls Club Center for Community. Located on Avenue D and East 7th Street […]

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