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At Gouverneur Hospital for Covid Testing, but Where are the Chinese Translators?

Last modified February 1, 2021 at 10:35 am

While on line last week for another Covid test at the Medlabs pop-up on Mott Street, I struck up conversation with several elderly women and discovered the testing site at the nearby Gouverneur Hospital lacked sufficient translation staff. Feeling this unacceptable, I decided to go undercover. A few days later, I took the risk; I […]

McDonald’s on Madison Street May Close on December 31

Posted December 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

By the end of this year, the Lower East Side will reportedly lose one of its few McDonald’s. A reader gleaned from staff last week that the location on Madison Street is closing December 31. The unconfirmed word on the street is that the lease is up and the landlord is not renewing. Open for […]

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Police Seek Man in Connection with Mugging of 85-Year-Old Woman

Posted December 1, 2020 at 5:05 am

Police this week released surveillance footage of the man wanted in connection with the mugging of an elderly woman on the Lower East Side. On the afternoon of November 18, the suspect approached an 85-year-old woman on Madison Street, near Gouverneur Street. He snatched her purse, causing the victim to lose balance and fall to […]

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On the Lower East Side, a Tribute to Soccer Great Maradona

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:02 am

Soccer fans the world over continue to mourn the loss of legendary Diego Maradona. He died last Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 60. Here on the Lower East Side, a twenty-foot mural of the man in Mechanics Alley has become a de-facto memorial. The black-and-white profile, painted by BKFOXX as part […]

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This New Madison Street Microbrewery is ‘That Witch Ales You’

Posted November 18, 2020 at 5:05 am

That Witch Ales You is a new microbrewery that just debuted in Chinatown. Already more than six years in the making, the pun-heavy establishment finally opened its doors at 116 Madison Street last month. Instead of barber chairs and hair curlers, it’s now vats of suds. Roughly the size of a cramped studio apartment, That […]

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BMW Burns in Fiery Chinatown Inferno [VIDEO]

Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Friday evening, a parked car in Chinatown erupted in flames, emitting plumes of dark smoke into the Lower East Side sky. The vehicle – a silver BMW sedan – was parked outside 114 Madison Street (near Market Street) when the fire happened. There were a few loud explosions, which were most likely the tires popping. […]

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There is a Rooftop Soccer Field on this Madison Street Building

Posted July 15, 2020 at 5:09 am

The Ground is where soccer meets tar beach. Down in Chinatown, where Madison Street meets the de-mapped Mechanics Alley, beside the Manhattan Bridge, is a one-story warehouse dedicated to soccer. The Ground, which recently relocated from Monroe Street, opens later this week at 130 Madison. And with it, an indoor soccer field and rooftop pitch. […]

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Mayor de Blasio Got Tested for Covid-19 on the Lower East Side

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

Mayor de Blasio made good on his promise to get tested for Covid-19. And he did so yesterday on the Lower East Side. The mayor posted a Twitter photo of his exam at Gouverneur Hospital yesterday afternoon, and came a day after he canceled public appearances due to illness. (The administration blamed a “stomach bug.”) […]

Jerry Stiller’s Lower East Side

Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Comedy legend Jerry Stiller passed away yesterday morning at his Upper West Side home. He was 92. Cause of death – “natural causes,” according to an update from his actor son, Ben Stiller. The elder Stiller – best known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld – was a product of the Lower East Side. Born […]

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Thief Steals $5K of Tech Equipment from Grand Street Settlement Community Center at Rutgers Houses

Posted April 7, 2020 at 5:05 am

As we’ve seen, the COVID-19 shutdown does not deter crime. Police said that a man broke into, and robbed, the Grand Street Settlement community center at Rutgers Houses this past weekend. The suspect, pictured in the surveillance photo above, stole more than $5,000 worth of computers and equipment. The suspect remains at large. The area community […]

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