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The Sara D. Roosevelt Park ‘Pit’ Becomes a LES Homeless Encampment

Posted July 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

Anyone passing through Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days bears witness to the dire situation there. Specifically the section between Delancey and Broome Streets, where the benches around the sunken court have become a homeless encampment. As before in the northern reaches of the park, this area, nicknamed “The Pit,” is now a ground zero […]

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Pandemic Shift: The Lost Bleecker Bar

Posted June 25, 2021 at 5:04 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Rhea, bartender of the dearly departed Bleecker […]

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Pandemic Shift: Tile Bar

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:09 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Mark is leaned up against the Tile […]

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Pandemic Shift: Tom and Jerry’s

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:07 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here is Kris, bartender at Tom & […]

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Con Edison Transformer Fire Engulfs Car on Elizabeth Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 7:02 am

Yesterday evening, a car parked on Elizabeth Street, north of Prince, caught fire, sending plumes of smoke into the neighborhood. From what we understand, a transformer beneath the road tripped out due to the rain, and the blaze engulfed the vehicle. Residents in the apartments nearby reported lights flickering. Firefighters responded and let the blaze […]

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Pandemic Shift: The Horseshoe Bar

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:21 am

On March 16, 2020, New York City bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer captured the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Standing outside 7B Horseshoe Bar are Rob, […]

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Pandemic Shift: McSorleys Marches On

Posted May 25, 2021 at 5:12 am

On March 16, 2020, bars were ordered shut by the governor. While some waited for reopening, many wondered if that would happen. In “Pandemic Shift,” co-creators Andrew Hunter and Aaron Fischer capture the moments and moods of service workers in front of their closed establishments. Here are Mike, Dave, and Hayden, standing by the doorway […]

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The Pandemic Shift: Milano’s Bar

Posted May 19, 2021 at 5:02 am

We are excited to launch a new collaboration called “Pandemic Shift,” a photo series dreamed up by photographer Andrew Hunter and bartender liaison Aaron Fischer. Together they are telling stories of the countless bartenders and shift workers who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic over the last year. On March 16, 2020, all who hadn’t […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Shine a Light on the Dark

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:06 am

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, nights are especially dark on the streets of the Lower East Side. Fewer businesses, less activity, less overall light. In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, the neighborhood documentarian shines a light on the darkness.

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Clayton’s Corner: Uber in the Crossfire on Allen Street

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:08 am

In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson sent along these image of an Uber driver whose car was incinerated in a curbside garbage fire on Allen Street, near Stanton. The fire department suggested that an errant cigarette butt may have sparked the fire that consumed the car. And with a noticeable uptick […]

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