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Lower East Side »

Campaign to Rename LES Corner 'Beastie Boys Square' Gains Support

City Councilman Mark Levine said he thinks New York City's hip-hop history should be celebrated. 

Lower East Side »

Tech School Slated For Lower East Side Headed Downtown Instead

The plan to locate another high school within University Neighborhood High School has been scrapped.

South Street Seaport »

Task Force Begins Review of Controversial 50-Story Seaport Tower

Howard Hughes Corporation is submitting its development plans to a community task force.

Lower East Side »

Try Your Hand at Remodeling Orchard Street With Interactive LES Workshop

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District is holding a workshop on Orchard Street Wednesday.

Lower East Side »

Elderly Straphangers Fed Up With Delays in Fixing LES Station's Escalator

The MTA has pushed back the reopening date for the escalator at East Broadway station several times.

Midtown »

Manhattan Pols Seek to Rein in SantaCon 'Scourge'

State and city leaders called on event organizers to adhere to three guiding principles next month.

Chinatown »

Margaret Chin Tries Again for Crackdown on Counterfeit Handbags

Margaret Chin's new bill targets buildings where counterfeit goods are stored.

SoHo »

SoHo BID Approved by Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation establishing the controversial SoHo BID.

Chinatown »

Margaret Chin Wins Big in Downtown Democratic Council Primary

Chin retained her seat in a fight against challenger Jenifer Rajkumar, with a 17-point lead.

Lower East Side »

LES Parents Fight Plan to Add New School to University Neighborhood HS

Parents at University Neighborhood High School say their building is too small for more students.

TriBeCa »

Councilwoman Chin and Challenger Rajkumar Spar in Contentious Debate

The two candidates faced off in a heated debate for the District 1 City Council seat.

Park Slope »

City Council Members Want to Cut Plastic Bag Use With 10-Cent Fee

City council members unveiled legislation that would charge shoppers 10 cents for a plastic bag.

Lower East Side »

Furious Residents Slam NYCHA Plan for Private High-Rises at Annual Meeting

Many residents spoke out against the plan to build market-rate apartments on public housing land. 

Chinatown »

Rajkumar Stakes Claim on Councilwoman Chin's Chinatown Turf

City Council candidate Jenifer Rajkumar set up her headquarters in Chinatown.

Lower East Side »

City's Half of LES Community Garden Will Become Permanent Park

Half of the Children's Magical Garden, which was set to become affordable housing, will become a park.

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