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Lower East Side CM Carlina Rivera Joins Heated Race for Congress

Posted June 2, 2022 at 5:03 am

Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, the progressive city lawmaker from the Lower East Side, is entering the race for Congress in the newly redrawn 10th District, which spans lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. Rivera, 38, announced the news yesterday. Hanging her hat on lightning-rod achievements such as passage of the contentious SoHo-NoHo Rezoning and East Side […]

This Mott Street ATM Gouges with 17% Fee

Posted May 24, 2022 at 5:11 am

Storefront ATMs are nothing new. In fact, their ubiquity was so pronounced that the city banned freestanding ones from sidewalks about a decade ago. Visitors to Chinatown or the Lower East Side unfamiliar with bank ATM locations when in need of cash might not realize the exorbitant fees some ATM operators are charging. For instance, […]


Want a clean home with a clean conscience? Use NYC’s New Living-Wage Cleaning Service! [Sponsored]

Last modified May 3, 2022 at 4:42 pm

As you may already know, the cleaning industry has terrible practices. Companies overwork and underpay their employees, many of whom are misclassified as contractors and receive no benefits or legal protection. This kind of business model is bad for employees, bad for customers, and, ultimately, bad for society. Well-Paid Maids, New York’s only accredited living-wage […]

Chinatown Family Crowdfunds for Relocation After Devastating Five-Alarm Fire

Posted May 3, 2022 at 5:02 am

A family has taken to the internet to help raise money for major losses sustained in the five-alarm Chinatown Fire early Sunday morning. Jorge Cianca, who grew up in the building, created a $20,000 GoFundMe appeal to help his father recover and relocate in the aftermath of the inferno at 6 Chatham Square. (Over $11,000 […]

It’s Time to Go See ‘The Patsy’ at Abrons Art Center [Sponsored]

Posted April 19, 2022 at 9:42 am

It’s time you saw The Patsy! “The singular downtown artist” (The New York Times), David Greenspan plays all eight roles in Barry Conners’ feisty drawing room comedy which initially premiered on Broadway in 1925. Filled with familial intrigue, marital sparring, lovers in pursuit, country club scandals, and labors of the heart, Transport Group’s The Patsy […]

Uncapped: Dynamite Spear/DS3, Rest in Paint

Last modified March 25, 2022 at 10:50 am

Gary Ballentine has been called home. Known in the graffiti community as DS3, Dynamite Spear, and Deadly Spear, as well as a beloved friend, he passed away on Tuesday. DS3 was a prolific graffiti bomber and artist. He was even an on-screen Warrior whose tag appeared on the subway trains in the cult movie classic. […]

Covid Vaccination Hub at Essex Crossing Closes on Sunday

Posted February 18, 2022 at 5:07 am

The mass community vaccination site at Essex Crossing is winding down operations this weekend. Sunday is the last day of operation for the Covid-19 vaccine center at 244 Broome Street. Those folks needing the jab can do so between 10:00am and 6:00pm. The Lower East Side hub began inoculating the community exactly a year ago, […]

Free Covid Home Test Kits Distributed at Seward Park Library

Posted February 14, 2022 at 5:20 am

Cultural institutions throughout the Five Boroughs are distributing home test kits for Covid-19 this week. Here on the Lower East Side, residents can visit the Seward Park Library on East Broadway to pick up a box. The program was announced over the weekend. Hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 4:00pm. We are told that […]

Uncapped: ‘OUT THE BOX’ with Hand-Painted Kicks

Last modified February 10, 2022 at 7:39 pm

Boogie Fam! How goes it? If you’ve been following our Instagram lately, you may have seen our latest art show promotion! Last Friday, we curated and hosted the Out The Box Show at the Thames Art Center in Bushwick. The show was wonderful. Seeing the artwork these exceptionally talented people created was well worth venturing […]

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Another Lower East Side Crab Shack Shutters

Posted January 27, 2022 at 5:06 am

It’s a crisis of crab cakes on the Lower East Side. In an apparent coincidence, two dedicated crab shacks – both located within a few blocks of one another – closed just days apart this month. As previously reported, Crab Du Jour closed down its franchise at Grand and Suffolk Streets within the last couple […]