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When Robert F. Kennedy Campaigned on the Lower East Side (Revisited)

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:02 am

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The 42-year-old senator and presidential candidate was assassinated by Palestinian terrorist Sirhan Sirhan at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after declaring victory in the 1968 Democratic California primary. Just four years earlier – in September 1964 – Kennedy had visited the Lower […]

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Educational Alliance Addresses Ongoing Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community

Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:19 am

The recent surge in hate crimes across the country against the Jewish community seems to be spiraling out of control. Reportedly, in 2017 there have been over 100 bomb threats alone, targeting Jewish Community Centers nationwide. It’s only March. This paralyzing statistic has provoked many to action; no, not the White House. Here at home, the […]

Educational Alliance Advocates Inclusiveness with ‘We The People’ Mural Unveiling

Posted January 24, 2017 at 5:17 am

The “We The People mural” has officially been unveiled, and with it, a new initiative to stand behind the diversity of the Lower East Side. Stand behind its many inhabitants, some of whom having been targeted by a rise in hate crimes and speech following the 2016 presidential election. A brave new world. As such, the Educational […]

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Educational Alliance Targets Hate Speech and Crimes with New ‘We the People’ Mural

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:18 am

As a means to combat the recent spike in hate speech and hate crimes, a new mural is coming to the Lower East Side, and with it, the launching of a new “for-the-people” initiative. The Educational Alliance has devised a “We the People” initiative, which intends to promote inclusiveness, and protect people from offensive words and actions, as […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Learn NYPD Firearm Tactics with the 7th Precinct

Posted May 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

The NYPD 7th Precinct holds monthly “community council” meetings to update the neighborhood on the latest crime figures and allow residents to see what’s being done behind the scenes. In a move to spur attendance and attract more citizens, the police precinct will install a gun training simulator at the next gathering on May 20 at […]

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Manny Cantor Center Hosting an Exhibit Surveying the ‘Working Artists on the Lower East Side’

Posted February 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

  With so many rapid real estate changes and drunken noise wars being fought on LES turf, it’s easy to back burner the cool things that are coming out of the neighborhood. This is one of them, and apropos of these times that are a-changin’. Ernest Rubenstein and Jewish Communal Galleries at the Manny Cantor Center is hosting […]

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Educational Alliance To Reopen Community Art School at Manny Cantor Center

Posted December 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

After a two-year gut job and extensive renovation of its landmark building, the Educational Alliance is reopening its community art school at the Manny Cantor Center. The organization has been a leader in social services and programs throughout downtown, and with this reopening it continues the school’s near-century-old legacy of offering art classes to the community. “Thousands of people pass through our doors […]

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Governor Al Smith Walks Us Through the Lower East Side of 1945 [VIDEO]

Last modified March 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

With all this talk about gentrification (i.e. Spike Lee), I thought it would be appropriate to journey back in time to Lower Manhattan in 1945. The following borderline-propaganda footage is narrated by Al Smith, a significant, but largely under-recognized New York politician from the Lower East Side. Elected governor for four terms in New York, […]

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When Robert F. Kennedy Campaigned on the Lower East Side

Last modified September 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

On May 8, 1964, presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy visited the Lower East Side as a pit-stop on his campaign trail.

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Free Tax Prep Offered at the Educational Alliance

Posted February 5, 2013 at 6:28 am

Tax season is a pain in the balls, no two ways about it.