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The Van Gogh Immersion on South Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

When I was fifteen, I was flipping through posters in my local music store at the mall, and I paused on a print of the most vibrant blues and yellows – a swirling night sky. It hit me – I didn’t know anything about art, the painting, or the painter, but I knew I was […]

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LES Van Gogh Exhibit Seeks Approval for Onsite ‘Absinthe Bar’ at Pier 36

Posted June 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

The “Immersive Van Gogh Experience” at Pier 36 is underway. As are plans for an on-site drinking experience. This past weekend was the so-called soft-launch, with the exhibit available for press and community previews. Crowds flocked to the 70,000 square-foot pavilion on South Street (also known as Basketball City) to view the much-anticipated happening.  On […]

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City Deploys Vaccine Bus to ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Today, the city is teaming up with the much anticipated exhibit, “Immersive Van Gogh,” in the name of vaccination. The show that is bringing the famous Dutch artist’s masterpieces to life via 500,000 cubic-feet projections at Pier 36, is hosting an on-site Mobile Vaccine Bus this weekend. It’s part of the City’s latest initiative, Youth […]

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Captain and Owners Arrested for Liberty Belle Booze Cruise off Pier 36

Posted August 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The captain and owners of a popular Manhattan party boat were arrested for defying coronavirus social distancing mandates and embarking on a crowded cruise, authorities said Sunday. Shortly after 8:00pm Saturday night, the Liberty Belle, a four-story river boat with a capacity of 600 people, left Pier 36 (Basketball City) for a booze cruise. More […]

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Basketball City on the LES a Food Distribution Site for City’s Low Income Communities

Posted May 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been hearing from readers on the Lower East Side waterfront about increased activity at Basketball City at Pier 36. Tents are up, official cars and trucks, and taxis, plus the appearance of National Guard troops. Apparently, Basketball City has been coordinating with the Economic Development Corp, the Office of […]

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Diplo is Performing the Finish Line After Nike’s 5K through the LES on Sunday

Posted April 20, 2018 at 5:07 am

When thousands of marathon runners stream over the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 36 on Sunday evening, they will be treated to a live show by EDM fixture Diplo. As previously reported, Nike is hosting an Earth Day race – dubbed Nike GO NYC 5K – that runs through the Lower East Side. It’s the second […]

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Expect Pandemonium with Drake and Nicki Minaj at Basketball City for ‘NBA Awards’ Next Month

Posted May 30, 2017 at 5:11 am

The inaugural NBA Awards show is set for next month, and will likely jam up the Lower East Side waterfront. Drake is hosting the tentpole event, which will be held at Basketball City on Pier 36. Nicki Minaj was tapped to perform, too, it was announced last week. Drake will help announce the winners for […]

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The Future ‘5 Borough Ferry’ Stop on the LES Should be Relocated from Grand Street, Locals Argue

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Mayor de Blasio made waves a couple months ago after unveiling the $55 million drive to expand ferry service to the Five Boroughs. Run and funded by the city, this tranportation alternative would “knit together existing East River routes with new landings and services across New York City.” The portion servicing the Lower East Side is expected […]

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Basketball City at Pier 36 Delayed Until November

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:09 am

Despite years of backlash from the community, Basketball City is a reality and nearing completion down on Pier 36.

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