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A New School at Essex Crossing: Will It Be Built, Whose Kids Will It Educate?

A New School at Essex Crossing: Will It Be Built, Whose Kids Will It Educate? | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
In our March 2014 cover story, we look at the community-based campaign to bring a new public school to the large mixed-use development planned on the Lower East Side.
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Call For Help: Cold Weather Gear Needed By LES Harm Reduction Center

Call For Help: Cold Weather Gear Needed By LES Harm Reduction Center | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
A plea from the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. If it's more convenient, you can also drop off items at Community Board 3's office, 59 East 4th St. or at CB3's full board meeting January 28...
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Photos: Adam Sandler Films The Cobbler on the Lower East Side

Photos: Adam Sandler Films The Cobbler on the Lower East Side | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Thanks to Damien Acevedo for sending along these shots from yesterday's Adam Sandler film shoot on the Lower East Side. Sandler is starring in The Cobbler, which is described as a "character-driven...
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sandler draws the headlines, but Melonie Diaz also stars in the film...she grew up in the neighborhood

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LES Pickle Day Returns to Orchard Street Sunday

LES Pickle Day Returns to Orchard Street Sunday | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Looking ahead to Sunday, Pickle Day makes a comeback on the Lower East Side. It happens on Orchard Street from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, a wide array of food vendors and other ret...
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pickle day returns, and with it, guss' pickles with its great pickles and crazy apostrophe. they put the [sic] in pickles. which almost makes popsicles.

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New York tech firms flocking to Financial District are turning lower Manhattan into 'Silicon District'

New York tech firms flocking to Financial District are turning lower Manhattan into 'Silicon District' | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Forget Financial District. Lower Manhattan is quickly becoming the Silicon District. The area south of Chambers St. has seen more than 100 new tech firms open shop in the past year alone, according to a report by LaunchLM.
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DJ Halp's insight: Whatever happened to midtown's Silicon Alley...or was that soho's tech district? No matter what the name, innovation is good, and geographic diversity is good too.

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A New Banksy Appears on Ludlow Street

A New Banksy Appears on Ludlow Street | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
The latest Banksy piece has popped up on Ludlow Street, just above Stanton.  And it's quite an elaborate piece of work, at that. This showed up this morning on a car and a truck trailer in the empt...
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This doesn't make it easier to say goodbye to the Living Room, but it's cool.

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Rockwood Music Hall Starts a Record Label

Rockwood Music Hall Starts a Record Label | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Ken Rockwood, whose club in Lower Manhattan has hosted New York performers for eight years, is starting a record label.
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local shows, local label, awesome news

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LES Bites: Horseradish for Passover, Wylie's New Restaurant ...

LES Bites: Horseradish for Passover, Wylie's New Restaurant ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Today's Lower East Side food headlines: As you may know, the freshly ground horseradish from the Pickle Guys is serious stuff (see above)! But time is.
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LES Film Festival

LES Film Festival | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Films made for less showcased in the Lower East Side (RT @lesfilmfestival: @edgarwright where great film meets great tattoos. join dir. Rebecca Miller - Lower East Side Film Fest judge!
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Meatball Shop Guys — On the Cover of BID Guide | The Lo-Down ...

Meatball Shop Guys — On the Cover of BID Guide | The Lo-Down ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
The Lower East Side BID is out with its 2013 neighborhood guide. On the cover: Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of the Meatball Shop. Click through for.
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Bike Share Under the Williamsburg Bridge | The Lo-Down : News ...

Bike Share Under the Williamsburg Bridge | The Lo-Down : News ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
139 Ludlow Street, the possible future home of Soho House on the Lower East Side · Soho House Pulls Liquor Application at 139 Ludlow · margaret chin, jenifer rajkumar · Chin, Rajkumar Seek Support in City Council ...
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A photographer's poetic, playful Lower East Side « Ephemeral New ...

A photographer's poetic, playful Lower East Side « Ephemeral New ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Born in a Hester Street flat to Russian immigrant parents, Rebecca Lepkoff came of age during the Depression—and became a keen observer of street life in her Lower East Side neighborhood. “I really enjoyed all the people ...
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Here's A Charming Trailer For The Upcoming Russ & Daughters Documentary

Here's A Charming Trailer For The Upcoming Russ & Daughters Documentary | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
The film, Sturgeon Queens, debuts as the legendary shop celebrates its 100th birthday.
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Kossar's Bialys Now Open Saturdays

Kossar's Bialys Now Open Saturdays | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
For the past 15 years, Kossar's Bialys has been closed on Shabbos, reopening after the sun goes down Saturday evening.   But earlier this month, that all changed. The Lower East Side institution, l...
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just when i almost got it through my head to not go on saturdays

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The Pop-Up Activist of the Lower East Side

The Pop-Up Activist of the Lower East Side | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
For seven weeks, tenants in a storefront on Delancey Street will range from a syringe-exchange program for homeless transients to an online community of knitters.
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A Subway Car With Fewer Doors, but More Ways Out

A Subway Car With Fewer Doors, but More Ways Out | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials might consider articulated train cars — those with no doors between cars, allowing the unrestricted flow of passengers — for the New York City subway.
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this could be really cool, but as the article notes, major changes take too long.

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WNYC News - How Dirty is Your Local Grocery Chain?

WNYC News - How Dirty is Your Local Grocery Chain? | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Is your local supermarket a hotbed of rat poop and cockroach activity? Does the deli counter grow bacteria at will? Search this New York World interactive to find out the grossness of your grocery store.
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Though it probably shouldn't be terribly surprising that some stores have had problems (anywhere, but especially in the city), it's worth knowing the history of the stores you frequent--and the stores you avoid.

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In 2012, 11.1 million Americans had work commutes of more than an hour each way.

In 2012, 11.1 million Americans had work commutes of more than an hour each way. | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Keys to the morning trip: Take control of tiny details, from traffic to reading material; women travel differently.
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For me, spending an extra twenty minutes on the phone in a car in a driveway (especially in the heat, or wasting air conditioning energy) doesn't make for a healthy solution to commuting troubles. But if it works for you, that's great. In fact, anything that works for you is great. Because if your commute is making you miserable and you spend that much time every day commuting and haven't considered how to improve it, you deserve a few minutes to find something that works for you.

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Several eras end at one Lower East Side building | Nation | Jewish ...

Several eras end at one Lower East Side building | Nation | Jewish ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
2012/12/31 - The collapse and demolition in 2006 of the First Roumanian-American Congregation synagogue at 89 Rivington Street — the “cantors' Carnegie Hall” — seemed to have eradicated almost every trace of what ...
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A New Generation Learns the Lessons of the Triangle Fire | The Lo ...

A New Generation Learns the Lessons of the Triangle Fire | The Lo ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
The tragedy happened 102 years ago in Greenwich Village but many of those killed lived on the Lower East Side. One group started at the Neighborhood School, 120 East 3rd Street. Vivian Sorenson and Gary Meister, ...
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Lower East Side Gears Up for the Downtown Music Festival - Bowery Boogie

Lower East Side Gears Up for the Downtown Music Festival - Bowery Boogie | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
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Lower East Side Gears Up for the Downtown Music Festival
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Bowery Boogie is the largest site dedicated to covering the news and lifestyle of the Lower East Side neighborhood and its residents.
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MTA's Fastrack Repair Program To Tackle J Train In Lower ...

MTA's Fastrack Repair Program To Tackle J Train In Lower ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Fastrack program will be heading to the Lower East Side this week, as one four consecutive nights, J train service will terminate at the Delancey Street-Essex Street station.
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“NIMBY Experience” with Luis Guzman at the Sunshine Saturday ...

“NIMBY Experience” with Luis Guzman at the Sunshine Saturday ... | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
Coming up this weekend at the Sunshine Cinema, there will be a screening of the NIMBY Experience, in which the Lower East Side's Luis Guzman goes.
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Eater.com says, “Watch Louie’s Awesome Homage to Russ and Daughters”

Eater.com says, “Watch Louie’s Awesome Homage to Russ and Daughters” | Lower East Side | Scoop.it
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