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See the canine costumes from this year’s Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Despite the rain, the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade was held on Sunday, Oct. 20. Spectators and scores of costumed canines attended the festivities at East River Park. Here are some of the highlights.

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The William Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba House, at 219 East 2nd Street— is a Lower East Side treasure — but even as its fans and followers mourn the June 4 passing of its co-founder/codirector painter Joe Overstreet, the shows go on. Corinne Jennings, Joe’s wife and Gallery cofounder makes sure they […]

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BY MARK HALLUM | It was the second-coming of the notorious tenement days in the Lower East Side this August when city officials discovered an apartment building split into half-floors — some of which not tall enough for an individual to stand upright in their own unit. Even more perilous than the ceiling height at […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Under a sunny sky, with autumn-perfect weather, local neighborhood community gardens, playgrounds and block associations in Greenwich Village and Soho celebrated the season this past weekend. In the Swedish clothing store Gudrun Sjödén on Greene Street, visitors added their own toppings —peanuts, chocolate chips, coconut and more to fresh warm caramel topped […]

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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 MARK HALLUM | The question of how to protect lower Manhattan from the threat of rising sea levels is still up in the air, as activists and city officials debated the merits of raising East River Park to defend against sea level rise. A Thursday hearing at City Hall saw no disagreement that something had […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | What started as an argument between two men on the Lower East Side earlier this week ended violently when one man stabbed the other, police reported. Law enforcement sources said the incident occurred at around 6:40 p.m. on Sept. 29 in front of a bodega at the corner of Madison and […]

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BY MARK HALLUM | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez plans to introduce a “Hail Mary” bill that she says will pump $32 billion in NYCHA and $70 billion into public housing nationwide. Announced on Wednesday at the Alfred E. Smith Houses on the Lower East Side, Velázquez said the bill would provide the capital funding needed to bring NYCHA […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The idea percolated among some Jewish congregations and organizations in Manhattan to come together for a communal multi-faith shedding ritual, a second-day Tashlich, particularly in support of immigrants.   So on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, at the far reaches of Stuyvesant Cove Park, on the East River near East 20th […]

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