Chuck Schumer

Schumer Stumps for Restaurant Relief at Dirt Candy on Allen Street

Posted February 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

Senator Chuck Schumer sure loves the Lower East Side as backdrop for pushing his restaurant relief legislation on Capitol Hill. On Sunday afternoon, the Senate Majority Leader stumped at vegan eatery Dirt Candy on Allen Street, where he said 92-percent of city restaurants could not afford December rent and that many likely won’t survive another six […]

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Congress Passes Save Our Stages Act as Part of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Posted December 22, 2020 at 5:19 am

Legislators in the US House of Representatives and Senate reached an agreement on a second stimulus package, which provides some $900 billion in pandemic relief, including to struggling independent venues as part of the Save Our Stages Act. The bill’s official language is not yet fully public, but Senators Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued […]

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Schumer Supports Arlene’s Grocery in Bid to “Save Our Stages”

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Lower East Side on Saturday to help push federal legislation aimed at assisting the ailing live entertainment industry. He stood outside Arlene’s Grocery on Stanton Street, the twenty-five-year-old live music venue that last week announced an impending closure (February 1) if it can’t raise funds to survive. […]

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Pier 42 Park on LES Waterfront Scores $12M in Funding from LMDC

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Senator Chuck Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced this past Friday that the long-lingering park at Pier 42 just secured some additional funding. Six months after their testimony, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation awarded the project an addition $12 million to help jumpstart Phase I. The duo has for years asked the LMDC to […]

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Pier 42 Opening to Public for Interim Use on May 4 with “Community Day”

Last modified March 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

The transformation of Pier 42 into park space kicks off May 4, when the northern section officially opens to the public.

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Recap: 125th Anniversary of Eldridge Street Synagogue Cornerstone Ceremony

Posted November 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

Yesterday afternoon, the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue commemorated the 125th anniversary of the Cornerstone Celebration, which transpired on November 14, 1886.