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It’s Time to End the ‘Cauldron of Honking Horns’ at Clinton and Grand Streets [Guest Post]

Posted April 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

The following guest post was written by Matt Marello, a resident of the Seward Park Co-op, who is fed up with the ongoing traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. There once was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on the Lower East Side, where birds sang, children played, and the elderly could cross the street without being […]

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This Lower East Sider Wants to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins

Posted April 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

For Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the Williamsburg Bridge was once-upon-a-time sanctuary to master his instrument. Now, one Lower East Sider is pushing the city to commemorate (and celebrate) the artist with a renaming. Sonny Rollins also lived at 400 Grand Street, now buried beneath a fifteen-story tower for the Essex Crossing development (i.e. Site 5). […]

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Here’s the Mangled Car from Fatal Williamsburg Bridge Crash that Killed Amanda Miner on 21st Birthday [PHOTOS]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

This is what’s left of the car that killed the birthday girl on the Williamsburg Bridge. Two weeks ago, Amanda Miner, an aspiring social worker who was out celebrating her 21st birthday, died in a horrific crash on the Williamsburg Bridge. Miner had been partying earlier in the evening with the driver, an off-duty traffic […]

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Man Found Dead on Williamsburg Bridge Roadway this Morning

Last modified November 1, 2016 at 9:04 am

A man was found dead on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Williamsburg Bridge earlier this morning at 6am. Traffic along the span was deadlocked. It also explains why that helicopter likely woke you up this morning. The 31-year-old man was found lying unconscious in the outer roadway without any immediate explanation of how or why he […]

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In Which Greek Gods Meet the Lower East Side Skyline

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:08 am

This is what happens when you mix mythos with modern day NYC. Artist Boo Paterson has recently created a unique paper cutout series called “The Greek Gods in New York.” She brings Mt. Olympus and its echelon to the city (via ruler and x-acto knife), by weaving Greek mythology into the fabric of the Lower East […]

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DOT Announces New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Linking Delancey Street to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

Big changes are coming soon to Delancey Street. Indeed, the Department of Transporation yesterday released its “Strategic Plan 2016,” which aims to improve “traffic safety and public health, expanding travel choices, supporting New York City’s efforts to fight climate change, doubling cycling, and maintaining streets and bridges in a state of good repair.” For Lower […]

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Rosh Hashanah Through the Years on the Lower East Side, Including 7th Precinct CO Hellman [PHOTOS]

Posted September 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today is the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Let’s take a deep dive into some archival photographs showing the traditional observance of the high holiday on the Lower East Side. But first, the above is 7th Precinct Commanding Officer Steven Hellman partaking in Tashlich on the East River, the practice in which sins are symbolically absolved […]

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There is Now a Menorah Sitting in the Middle of Delancey Street

Posted December 15, 2014 at 5:39 am

More holiday cheer… For the third year running, a life-size menorah now sits in the Delancey median at Suffolk Street. All the bulbs are currently illuminated ahead of the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, which begins Tuesday at sundown. The Lower East Side chapter of Chabad is responsible for the placement. To celebrate the “miracle of lights,” […]

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Blame the Loss of this Delancey Street Newsstand on a Drunk Driver

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm

The Cemusa newsstand by the Williamsburg Bridge that was dislodged earlier this week is now gone from the streetscape. Its remnants were removed Monday morning, leaving behind an elevated slab of concrete and loose wires. Traffic cops stationed at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets told us that a drunk driver plowed into […]

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Collision Dislodges Cemusa Newsstand on Delancey

Posted November 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

Vision Zero. More like zero vision. Not too long ago, a vehicle collided with the Cemusa newsstand at the northwest corner of Delancey and Clinton Streets. The glass box was almost cleanly dislodged from its sidewalk perch. Cops cordoned the perimeter with the requisite crime scene tape. Delancey is one of the main thoroughfares targeted […]