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Cyma Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

As another Passover approaches, I can't help but think back wistfully to my childhood with my Eastern European grandparents and all that it held for me.

Old World Meets New World: Paul Pretzer in Dresden and New York

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Patrick McGinnis

At the preview I attended, Pretzer explained that his work is rooted in classical painting and relies on three central components: color, form and the narrative of the piece. It all feels very European, very Old World.

Mother Slain Teen Speaks Out Against Shootings

DNAinfo | Posted 02.01.2013 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Hundreds of local residents marched through the streets Thursday night as a show of unity against a spate of Lower East Side shoo...

The Golden Land: The Weird and Wonderful Hanukkah Gift That's Returning for Christmas

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts
Myra Chanin

The dark-horse hit from the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene is playing an additional three weeks through Jan. 6 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street. If being Jewish or horseradish roots mean anything to you, this is a treat you won't want to miss.

Rent Refunds Coming To LES Residents

DNAinfo | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE — Tenants of a 1,600-unit complex who have spent the past two weeks without power, heat or running water will receive a rent refund,...

South of Power

Olivia Cieri | Posted 11.05.2012 | New York
Olivia Cieri

The lights came back on in select areas of Lower Manhattan at five in the afternoon on Friday, followed by whooping and cheering and a long series of house fires when light sockets corroded by water damage sparked back to life.

Voices From NYC Neighborhoods Hit Hard By Superstorm Sandy, Self-Organizing Relief Efforts (Video)

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Hours after Superstorm Sandy blasted New York City, local grassroots community groups across the city began organizing supplies, setting up communication systems, and finding electrical power for cell phones and health care equipment.

Alice Hines

In The Wake Of Sandy, A Black Market For Candles And Batteries In Chinatown

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

Less than 48 hours after Hurricane Sandy wiped out all power in lower Manhattan, batteries, candles and flashlights have become as valuable to gold to...

PHOTOS: Lower East Side Hosts Opening Night For Art And Fashion

Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

The Lower East Side celebrated its growing status as a go-to destination for the arts Wednesday, with a massive, open-to-the-public event: Lower East ...

PHOTOS: 'Imagining The Lowline'

Posted 09.06.2012 | New York

The creators of the Lowline, an exciting project that hopes to bring an underground park to an abandoned railway in the Lower East Side, have organize...

UPDATE: 29-Year-Old Woman Found Fatally Stabbed In Lower East Side Stairwell

Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

A 29-year-old woman was found bleeding heavily from a slash wound to the neck in the Lower East Side on Monday. The Daily News reports Carlisle Bri...

WATCH: Awesome Subway Rendition Of 'Empire State Of Mind'

Posted 08.21.2012 | New York

Oh, to have been on this Lower East Side train last Tuesday, when straphangers were treated to Stay Human Band's rousing rendition of "Empire State of...

Johanna Barr

Hester Street Fair Helps Launch Emerging Businesses

HuffingtonPost.com | Johanna Barr | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York

When the Hester Street Fair launched in June 2010, Christina Ha and Simon Tung were, as Ha put it, "just barely" in a relationship. She wanted to leav...

Conversation With On Stellar Rays' Candice Madey

MutualArt | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

While some young galleries were forced to close their doors during the past few years of economic downturn, On Stellar Rays in New York's Lower East Side not only survived, it flourished.

Johanna Barr

NYC Might Get This Massive Underground Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Johanna Barr | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York

There’s an old, abandoned trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street that’s closed to the public. It was built in 1903 to house Williamsburg Bridge ...

The Legendary Mosaic Man Of The East Village

Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts

Jim Power has been beautifying lamp posts and storefronts in the East Village since 1985. Three years later, the Village Voice dubbed him "The Mosaic ...

Bullet Proof Vest Saves Cop's Life

| Posted 07.05.2012 | New York

By Serena Solomon, Alan Neuhauser LOWER EAST SIDE — Police are searching for a gunman who shot and injured an NYPD officer patrolling a Lower Eas...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Tells a Story

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Kalia N. Baker

Whether it was the famine or political and religious persecution that brought these Irish families to America, as described on the tour, they were met with much discrimination -- one of which is reflected in their housing and economic opportunity.

Lower East Side & The Rise of NY Hardcore -- Harley Flanagan's Take

Camilla Webster | Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts
Camilla Webster

Before there was an East Village, before Grunge, before Greenday and even Lady Gaga's East Village hit-parade, New York hardcore reverberated with a generation of kids.

WATCH: Daphne Guinness Performs Jefferson Airplane At Arlene's Grocery!

Posted 05.14.2012 | New York

Heiress/model/muse/filmmaker/artist Daphne Guinness has found a new hat: rock star. Guinness, whose notable co-conspirators have included Isabella...

WATCH: Daphne Guinness Performs Jefferson Airplane

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Heiress/model/muse/filmmaker/artist Daphne Guinness has found a new hat: rock star. Guinness, whose notable co-conspirators have included Isabella...

10 Must See Painting Shows: May 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

May is traditionally the last month of the art world "season." As summer looms, rhythms change and many galleries choose to mount group exhibitions in...

Indie Theater on the Rise: Empanada for a Dream written and performed by Juan Fransisco Villa

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Writer/ Performer Juan Francisco Villa on his solo show Empanada for a Dream, a story about growing up downtown on Allen Street in the Lower East Side...

OM NOM NYC: It's National Grilled Cheese Day

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

If Lactose Intolerance Awareness Month -- February, in case you're wondering -- had an arch-enemy, it would be National Grilled Cheese Day. While Apri...

A Brief Renaissance: Holiday Lounge And Chinatown Fair Come Back To Life

Posted 04.12.2012 | New York

New York's "lost city bloggers" are astir this week, as two of the city's recently vanished cultural institutions are (kind of) getting a second chanc...