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Steve Nash Brings the 11th Annual ‘Showdown’ to the LES Tomorrow

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

World Cup fever is a fleeting illness – contracted in mid-June, lasting a month – and nearly impossible to satiate. But once you catch it, you don’t really want to shake it, anyway. Yes, it’s still hard to swallow that oh-so-bitter pill of the USMNT not qualifying for this year’s tournament, but take heart – […]

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Man Stabbed in Broad Daylight on Park Bench Across from the Public Hotel

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

It’s a tale of two Chrystie Streets… With glitz, glamor, and gold up above, for Public Hotel, there’s violence and poverty at the proverbial doorstep. The latest is a broad-daylight stabbing in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, immediately across the way from 215 Chrystie Street. Yesterday morning, a 34-year-old man sitting on a park bench was […]

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Replacement ‘Gem’ Found for Vacated Cafe Henrie on Forsyth Street

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

Cafe Henrie failed last month after two years on Forsyth Street. It was the casual hangout founded by Le Baron principal Andre Saraiva (aka street artist Mr. A). Now a month later, a new replacement is already lined up to take over 116 Forsyth Street. The outcome of Henrie in mid-November wasn’t a complete shock, […]

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Do Big Belly Trash Compacting Bins Contribute to Litter Problem?

Last modified December 8, 2017 at 11:23 am

This photo says it all, really. Namely that those Big Belly receptacles might not actually be working to plan. The multi-thousand-dollar trash bins began appearing across the streets of Chinatown and the Lower East Side earlier this fall, but are they helping or just part of the problem? Despite the best of intentions, an overflowing Big […]

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Restoring the ‘Stanton Building’ to the Community will Benefit the Environment [OP-ED]

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:03 am

The following op-ed was penned by Wendy Brawer. Her nonprofit, Green Map System, is a member of the community coalition at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. It’s time to return to the Stanton Building to the Lower East Side community, a move that together addresses climate change and community well-being. Located at the northern end of […]

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Birds & Bubbles Won’t be Returning to 100 Forsyth Street, as New Nightspot Proposed

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:11 am

Birds & Bubbles won’t be returning to Forsyth Street, after all. Five months after chef-owner Sarah Simmons leveled a $1.3 million lawsuit against landlord Veracity Real Estate over flooding (and subsequent mold), restaurateurs are now scouting the sub-grade space. Newbie principals Geri Salmon and Andy Wang together seek a full liquor license for the proposed […]

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New Museum Announces Return of ‘IdeasCity Festival’ in September

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

The fourth edition of the New Museum’s “IdeasCity New York” is just around the corner. As in prior years, the museum’s civic platform for conversation will set the stage, entwined with the artistc and cultural interpretation of the future of cities. Wrapping up its two-year cycle of global residencies taking place in Detroit, Athens, and […]

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Football Cafe Returns After Month-long Forced Closure from Building Renovations

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

Birds & Bubbles was not alone. Alleged negligent renovation work at 100 Forsyth Street also played a role in the brief shutter of address mate Football Cafe. The coffee shop had been temporarily closed for the past month without much indication as to why. Unspecified “renovations” was the reason provided via computer printout. We’ve since confirmed, […]

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Woman Severely Beaten on Stanton Street Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Past Saturday

Last modified May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

You may have heard about the assault that transpired early Saturday morning at Stanton and Forsyth Streets. Near the Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. At roughly 6am, a woman in her fifties was beaten unconcious by a 24-year-old man named Devin Brown, who allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face and body. She […]

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Meet Farmer Ted of the Stanton Street CSA

Posted April 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

The Stanton Street CSA is gearing up to bring another season of locally grown goodness to Lower East Siders. And, as in previous springs, Windflower Farm’s very own Farmer Ted will make the the four-hour trip from upstate to the M’Finda Kalunga Garden, to meet and greet with returning CSA members and potential new ones. […]