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East Village »

East Village Tenants Protest Landlord for Harassment, Court Action Imminent

Tenants say their landlord has pressured them to accept buyouts and accused them of illegal activity.

East Village »

Officials to Support East Village Shops Affected by Blast with Biz Crawl

The Friday evening event is meant to encourage visits to restaurants and shops near the blast site.

East Village »

Tenant Coalition Files Four Lawsuits Against Landlord for Harassment

Tenants of four SMA Equities-owned buildings in the Lower East Side and Nolita are suing their landlord.

Civic Center »

Bill Would Force Landlords to Pay for Displaced Tenants' Temporary Shelter

Councilwoman Margaret Chin wants landlords of unsafe buildings to pay for tenants to live elsewhere.

Lower East Side »

Lower East Side Success Academy Delayed for 2 Years, Officials Say

Success Academy has deferred its request for space from the Department of Education for two years.

Lower East Side »

DOE to Host Public Hearing on Success Academy's LES Location

Community members will be able to express their thoughts on a new charter school in the Lower East Side.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy LES Relocation Needs a Public Hearing, Officials Say

State and local officials sent letters to Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña this week.

Lower East Side »

Bring East River Ferry to LES and Brooklyn Heights, Officials Say

A dozen politicians urged the Economic Development Corporation to add two more ferry stops.

East Village »

Street to be Named for Former Councilwoman Miriam Friedlander

The stretch of East Sixth Street between First and Second Avenues will be called Miriam Friedlander Way.

Lower East Side »

SUNY Blames 'Administrative Error' for Success Academy Confusion

SUNY claimed Success Academy's written online approval for Districts 1 or 6 on a data-entry glitch.

Lower East Side »

Success Academy Quietly Moves to Open New LES or Uptown School

Success Academy got permission to open a school in Districts 1 or 6 without community outreach.

Little Italy »

NYPD Needs to Charge Driver Who Killed Elderly Pedestrian, Officials Say

Several City Council members urged the NYPD to hold the driver accountable in a letter sent Wednesday.

Lower East Side »

City Halts Conversion of Former Public School Into Cooper Union Dorms

The Department of Buildings issued a partial stop work order at the former P.S. 64 building Tuesday.

East Village »

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.

East Village »

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.