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BY GABE HERMAN | The Henry Street Settlement held an Oct. 23 ribbon cutting on the Lower East Side for its newest building, the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center. The center is the 18th program site for the nonprofit social services agency. It’s at 269 Henry St., a couple of doors down from the organization’s […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A new city plan from the Office of Nightlife will address quality of life issues on the Lower East Side through a set of measures that include new rules for parking and trash removal, Mayor de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The plan, which also includes an awareness campaign to urge keeping […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Parks Department will not be lowering the fence height at the East Village’s Joseph C. Sauer Park after the community pushed back against the plan that was part of upcoming renovations. The decision was announced by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera on Oct. 18, and Parks confirmed […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Daily Goods, a healthy fast-casual shop, has opened a location in Chelsea Market. This is the store’s second location, after a spot in the Financial District at 116 John St. The nutritionist-curated menu comes from Director of Nutrition Molly Knauer and Executive Chef Christopher Patt. The new location expands its menu […]

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BY BEN FRACTENBERG, GABRIEL SANDOVAL AND JOSE MARTINEZ, THE CITY | This story was first published on Oct. 8 by THE CITY. The beating deaths of four homeless men sleeping on the streets of Chinatown early Saturday shocked the city. But for some New Yorkers without a permanent home, the killings confirmed an unease that has them […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Information about liquor licenses for local businesses will soon be more accessible to the public, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that was sponsored by Lower Manhattan lawmakers. State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the legislation to give the public more information about on-site […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local nonprofit Alliance for Positive Change, which provides health services, has launched a campaign called “Alliance on the Move,” which brings a mobile van to different neighborhoods for free tests and services. The bus primarily serves high-need areas in Manhattan, including the Lower East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, Washington Heights […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Many New Yorkers have probably had the jarring experience of nighttime construction work in their neighborhood and wondered, ‘How is that allowed to happen?’ Now, a bill has been introduced in the City Council that would limit how often such construction can occur. Council Member Carlina Rivera introduced a bill in […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Upper East Siders are asking Northwell Health to go back to the drawing board and produce a plan to modernize and expand Lenox Hill Hospital that abides by the neighborhood’s current zoning regulations. The healthcare network, that took over the hospital in 2010, plans to pay for a $2.5 billion worth of renovations by […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Donors to the Citizens Committee for New York City sipped rosé and mingled with community garden members of two Lower East Side gardens on Sept. 24 at an event thanking supporters of an organization that bolsters grass roots initiatives.  Citizens Committee for New York City helps New Yorkers — especially those […]

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