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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.

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. 

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