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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 […]

Le Pain Quotidien Unveils its Second Bleecker Street Outpost

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:13 am

Le Pain Quotidien just planted another flag downtown. The Belgian-style bakery is poised to open its umpteenth city location in the kink of Bleecker Street, where American Apparel previously outfitted NYU students. Now it’ll fatten them up. The teaser signage was recently scraped away to reveal the bi-level innards. No word just yet on opening […]

Clockwork Bar Condemns Neo-Nazi Attack that Happened Over the Weekend

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

Clockwork Bar on Essex Street is in damage control mode, days after a gang of alleged Neo-Nazis pummeled two patrons. Owner Frank Scotto condemned the bloody incident, and wanted to clear the air about his disgust for what happened. “We would like to state clearly that Clockwork Bar does NOT endorse, sympathize, nor invite the views […]

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As Lawsuit to Stop JDS 1,000-Foot Development is Tossed, Revelation that HUD Already Supports Plans

Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:17 am

As the gold rush continues to polarize the Lower East Side waterfront, it’s the seniors living in 80 Rutgers Slip who are most affected. After all, the proposed 1,000-foot tower is to sit directly atop the this building. Literally built on the backs of seniors. This is the handiwork of JDS Development in conjunction with Two […]

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One Final Visit to 118 East 1st Street (and Darinka) Before Demolition [PHOTOS]

Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Grab your flashilights ’cause we are going back to the beginning of 118 East 1st Street, and also to face the sad reality that is demolition all over our neighborhood. Hard hats must be worn at all times. Do not ascend stairwell, floors have been removed. Do not open this door, roof has been removed. […]

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‘Elevated’ Lead Levels Found in Lower East Side School’s Drinking Water

Last modified February 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Don’t drink the water … at least not at one school on the Lower East Side. Last month, officials from the city’s Department of Education discovered elevated levels of lead in seven of 144 water sources at the gifted academic enterprise New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math school, more commonly referred to as NEST+m. (Enrollment at NEST+m is […]

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‘Rebooted’ Asian Food Makes its Way to Essex Street with ‘Char Sue’

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:18 am

With new window neons, Char Sue revealed itself this week at 119 Essex Street. The storefront flair arrives nearly a year after first announcing intentions to open here. Chef and co-owner Matt Rojas plans to serve “affordable” Asian food with a “Western twist,” alongside craft beers, in a super casual environment. Only Con Ed stands between […]

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The Year of the Cock Kicks off this Weekend with Firecracker Ceremony

Posted January 27, 2017 at 5:13 am

The year of the cock is here, and for the 18th time, the Lunar New Year parade and festival will rule the roost of Lower Manhattan over the span of two weekends. As in years past, the party will kick off with the Firecracker Ceremony, tomorrow at 11am at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Grand Street between […]

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Elite Millenials Club ‘Magnises’ Fails to Deliver the World, Members Want their Money Back

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:03 am

File this one under first-world problems. The elite millenials club Magnises has created a rift among its membership. Boo-hoo. You might recognize Magnises as the uppity entity behind the “members-only penthouse” at the Hotel on Rivington. They began meeting here two years ago, moving from a West Village townhouse, and paying non-exclusive rent that permitted […]

6th Annual New York Game Awards Happening at Abrons Art Center Tonight

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

Game on! The 6th Annual New York Game Awards, presented by the members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, is happening tonight at the Abrons Art Center Playhouse. The group works alongside the community to mentor and distribute college scholarships for all things associated in the realm of gaming. They also have game-oriented panels, fireside chats and do […]