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Children’s Magical Garden Files Lawsuit Against Developer Over Alleged Intimidation Tactics

Posted November 24, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Children’s Magical Garden on Stanton Street is again battling its longtime nemesis, owner-developer of the neighboring parcel, The Horizon Group. Garden advocates led by Kate Temple-West filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday in New York State Supreme Court alleging that principal David Marom, who purchased the adjacent lot from Serge Hoyda in 2013, engaged […]

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30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site Takes its Spot in LES Skyline

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

It’s not enough to have Essex Crossing dominate the Lower East Side skyline around Delancey Street. Now, another. The hulking tower rising from the literal ashes of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is already halfway to the top, currently sitting at a healthy fifteen stories. This much after the better part of a year under construction. As […]

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Target Keeps Missing the Mark with Lack of Jewish Greeting Card Options [OP-ED]

Posted November 17, 2021 at 5:01 am

The following editorial was written by Democratic District Leader (District 65 Part A) Caroline Laskow. If I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to celebrate a loved one’s 100th birthday, I know I can find a card for them at my local Target store on the corner of Grand and Clinton Streets. The odds […]


Clayton’s Corner: Whopper of Graffiti on Delancey Street

Posted November 16, 2021 at 5:08 am

We’ve watched the Burger King on Delancey Street deteriorate before our very eyes. Devolution defined. Each week seemingly brings another layer of grit and graffiti to the bombed-out facade, placing the fast-food franchise in the annals most unique Lower East Side storefront. Yes, the Burger King remains open for business; no, you can’t scarf down […]

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Chinatown Awarded $20M State Grant to Revamp East Broadway Mall and Sites Neaby

Last modified November 15, 2021 at 5:06 am

Last week announced that Chinatown is the recipient of $20 million in state grant money to reconfigure three key areas in the neighborhood. The main targets for a renovations are the city-owned East Broadway Mall beneath the Manhattan Bridge; the East Broadway Triangle – that chaotic intersection of Eldridge, Division, and Forsyth Streets where the […]

Finding ‘Treasure’ at the Former Boys Don’t Cry on Orchard Street

Posted November 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

The revolving door of nightlife continues at 22 Orchard Street, where a newcomer is looking to take the torch from Boys Don’t Cry. Christopher Yerington – former general manager of the shuttered Black & White on East 10th Street – is looking to update the map, so to speak, with a cafe-bar called Treasure Club. […]

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Matter House Confirmed for Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Food and Beverage

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:06 am

The southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets – site of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – has largely been quiet in the last year. But now activity seems to be on the rebound. The landmark structure will soon welcome guests, not as a financial institution, but as a boutique hotel. One that has been under […]

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Alas, SantaCon Returns After Pandemic Hiatus

Posted November 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

The puke-fest that is SantaCon returns next month after skipping last year due to the pandemic. The organizers of the annual shit-show announced the revival earlier this week in typical drunk Santa fashion. This “nightmare before Christmas” is back on December 11. The infamous booze-filled pub crawl requires a $13 donation for the Santa Badge […]

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The LES and Chinatown Grapple with Nightlife Fallout Amidst Open Restaurants

Last modified November 4, 2021 at 7:13 pm

The following guest post was written by Candace Pedraza, a graduate student in the Newmark School of Journalism. The concept of Open Streets is a simple one: use of public space normally unavailable for restaurants and communities is allowed, ensuring socially distanced patronage of local businesses and the safe rekindling of neighborhood connections. The initiative […]

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Two Activists Arrested as City Begins East River Park Demolition for Coastal Resiliency

Last modified November 2, 2021 at 6:47 am

The battle between activists and the city spilled into East River Park yesterday, as construction officially commenced on the southerly leg of the East Side Coastal Resilience Project. Several sign-toting activists, including City Council District 2 challenger Allie Ryan, lined up yesterday afternoon to halt activities in the 46-acre park. The protest action thwarted the […]

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