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State Senator Daniel L. Squadron, whose 25th District includes the East Village, the Lower East Side and parts of Brooklyn, discusses his legislative agenda for the news year and range of neighborhood issues including the importance of bike lanes, cracking down on noisy bars, and expanding East Village parks.
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Steven Matthews Good morning, East Village. A fire broke out at 230 East 7th Street, near Avenue C, yesterday afternoon. Michael Natale posted photos at Gog in NYC and in The Local’s Flickr pool. “Anthony Davis, 24, was arrested around 10:55 p.m. Saturday after carrying a toolbox into the Waterfront Spa on First Avenue near […]
Lila Selim Fred Harris addresses the room. At a contentious meeting last night, tenants of the New York Public Housing Authority and their neighbors expressed their opposition to the agency’s plan to allow development on parking lots and playgrounds. Meanwhile the authority announced a delay in its search for potential developers. David McWater, chair of […]
They’ve been compared in size to squirrels, gophers, chihuahuas and cats. This much can be agreed upon: rats are a big problem at Baruch Houses, and residents plan to do so something about them.
The Australian spot still hasn’t restarted its dinner service, and is serving only weekend brunch.
Raphael Ward was found shot in the chest at the intersection of Rivington and Columbia Streets at around 9:10 p.m.
Benjamin Shaoul has filed an application for construction that will allow him to keep a controversial rooftop addition at 516 East Sixth Street.
Heat and electricity is once again warming a formerly flooded basement in Knickerbocker Village, but some of the 100 tenants who met there Wednesday night continued to express fury and frustration over what they said was mismanagement in the wake of Sandy.
A Lower East Side housing complex that houses 1,600 low- and middle-income residents is still mostly without power and heat.
Suzanne Rozdeba Food and water distribution sites will open throughout lower Manhattan at 3 p.m., Mayor Bloomberg and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today. Sites below 14th Street include: 10th Street between Avenues C and D Catherine Street between Monroe and Cherry Streets (Smith Houses) Pitt and Houston Streets Grand and Clinton Streets — water […]
Local pols joined students and teachers of Earth School, P.S. 64, and Tompkins Square Park School, where a rooftop garden designed by the architect of the September 11 memorial is now in full bloom.
Plus, politicians call for stronger gun control in the wake of weekend shootings.
Suzanne Rozdeba Dereese Huff with shooting victim David Cruz State Senator Daniel Squadron will visit the scene ofMonday morning’s shooting in Campos Plaza to rally for an emergency session in Albany addressing gun violence. At the same time, a Campos resident is circulating a petition demanding security upgrades to the complex and refusing to pay […]
The New York City Housing Authority signed an agreement with the City Council Wednesday to provide quarterly updates about how it spends taxpayer money.
Elected officials blasted the New York City Housing Authority this afternoon for not being quick enough to make security upgrades, citing a recent study that indicates many public housing residents don’t feel safe in their own homes. Meanwhile, the authority pointed the finger right back at local politicians.
The grisly scene played out near Sixth Avenue, reinforcing Houston Street’s dangerous reputation.
A brewery that was born in an East Village apartment is now making beers for Momofuku Ssam and others.
Preservationists came out in force on Tuesday to support a proposed historic district that would encompass a large chunk of the East Village, and ran into familiar anger from religious groups.
The chair of Community Board sits down with The Local to talk about some of his pet issues and how he’ll carry on his predecessor Tom Duane’s torch.