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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.

East Village »

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.

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