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Elected Officials Accuse NY Observer Owner of Tenant Harassment

Local officials called on developer Jared Kushner to address tenants' concerns at 170-174 E. Second St.

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Family and Community Remember East Village Man Beaten to Death

Wen Hui Ruan, 68, was killed May 9 in an attempted robbery on East Sixth Street.

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Family to Hold Memorial for East Village Man Who Was Beaten to Death

A memorial service will be held May 19 for Ruan Wen Hui, who was fatally attacked on his way home.

Flatiron »

Baruch College High School Opens $150K Science Lab

Baruch College Campus High School unveiled its renovated science lab to students this week.

East Village »

East Village School Creates Dance Studio Out of Abandoned Shower Room

P.S. 64 Principal Marlon Hosang stumbled upon the dance studio space by accident.

Civic Center »

City Council Overrides Bloomberg's Veto of NYPD Oversight Bills

The council cleared the way for new measures to curtail NYPD practices despite Bloomberg's opposition.

East Village »

East Villagers Push to Name Street After Affordable Housing Advocate

Mary Spink, who died of liver diease in 2012, spent more than 20 years fighting for affordable housing. 

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. 

East Village »

Alphabet City's Campos Plaza Gets Security Cameras After Years-Long Fight

The public housing development in Alphabet City now has 52 cameras.

East Village »

Pastor Seeks New Calling by Running for East Village City Council Seat

The Rev. Richard Del Rio is focusing his campaign on creating programs for youth and affordable housing.

East Village »

Alternative East Village School Unveils Million Dollar Rooftop Garden

The Earth School, along with nonprofit Fifth Street Farm, unveiled the garden Friday. 

Lower East Side »

City Council OKs Massive LES Redevelopment Plan On Hold for Decades

After almost 50 years in limbo, SPURA has been approved for a smattering of Lower East Side blocks.

Gramercy »

Historic Stuyvesant Square Park Fence to get $5.5 M Overhaul

The eastern portion of the historic fence, which dates to 1847, requires a $5.5 million renovation.

Lower East Side »

Contentious Seward Park Development Gets Committee Approval

The plan currently does not include a school or permanent affordable housing, angering some members.

East Village »

Bid to Add Building Beside Historic Merchant's House Museum Voted Down

Community Board 2 denied an application to add a nine-story building next to the Merchant's House Museum.