Post Tagged with: "Lower East Side"

María R. Martínez and her son Rubén improvised a tacon stand in front of their business on Avenue A in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma via El Diario)

Businesses Get Creative After Sandy

Business, Economy, Environment, Food November 3, 2012 at 1:40 am

Restaurant and store owners in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, concocted ways to keeps business going, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Chris Kui (left) of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, testifying before the Districting Commission last Thursday. (Lincoln Anderson via The Villager)

Voices in Focus: Amplifying Asian, Latino Voices in Redistricting Process

Demographics, Elections 2012, Politics August 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

In today’s roundup of coverage of the New York City Council’s Districting Commission, which has held a series of hearings in each of the five boroughs, we found: discussions of a unified Asian-Latino district; the absence of Latinos at the Queens hearing; and popular support for reuniting Richmond Park and Ozone Park in one district.

A block party in the 1970s

Amid Manhattan Gentrification, a Village Endures

Featured Posts, History, Housing August 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Amid the high-rent apartments and expensive restaurants that have made the Lower East Side a hipster destination, how did East 4th Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery remain such a village? Partly by chance, and partly through half a century of visionary community organizing, writes Chris Brandt, a longtime resident, for Voices of NY.

Members of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and Lower East Side say the housing project leaves out minorities. (Photo by Juan Matossian/EDLP)

Lower East Side Development Accused of Ignoring Low-Income Residents

East Asian, Housing, Latino July 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Tenants groups argue that a city plan to develop vacant lots by the Williamsburg Bridge in the Lower East Side ignores the area’s low-income residents, reported El Diario/La Prensa.

A still from a slide show by the Jewish Daily Forward.

Photo Finish: A New History of Lower East Side Jews, by an Unlikely Historian

Culture, History June 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

In an audio slide show and article, The Jewish Daily Forward profiled the editor of an ambitious multi-volume history of Jews in Manhattan’s Lower East Side — and pointed out that he’s not your average Jewish historian. Clayton Patterson, a tattoo enthusiast who is not Jewish, has been a neighborhood fixture since 1979.

Among the community's preparations for the Lubavitch pilgrimage, signs to prevent blocked driveways will be posted. (Photo via the Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Neighborhood Braces for an Influx of Jewish Pilgrims

Business, History May 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

A Queens community prepares for the annual Lubavitch pilgrimage to the grave of their sect’s leader; a call for cool heads in the brewing “pushcart wars”; historical treasures buried in a Lower East Side basement; and a grungy Chinatown gaming arcade re-opens as a family-friendly games center.

Parents and children at Public School 134 demonstrate against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cuts to after school programs across the city. (Photo by Julie Shapiro/DNAinfo)

With After-School Programs Facing Cuts, Working Parents Worry

Economy, Education May 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

At protests and in conversations across New York City, parents and children expressed anger at proposed city cuts that would eliminate nearly 200 after-school programs — and the community and ethnic media were on hand to capture the outpouring.

This green olive tapenade is the product of a co-operative effort by Israelis and Palestinians. (Photo by Leah Koenig)

Voices in Focus: Tapenade, Tamales, Jerk Chicken and Wage Theft

Food, Labor May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

We found plenty of food stories from the ethnic and community press this Wednesday: a postscript to the Park Slope Food Co-op’s Israel boycott battle; an award for NYC’s “Queen of Tamales”; a Jamaican jerk destination in upper Manhattan; and a chef apprenticeship gone sour in the Lower East Side.

Israel Wholesale & Retail Judaica may have a new life as an Israeli handicrafts and kosher coffee shop. (Photo by By Paul Berger / The Jewish Daily Forward)

Judaica Store’s Savior Seeks to Rebuild LES Jewish Community

Business, History April 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm

For developer Michael Bolla, restoring the ailing Israel Wholesale & Retail Judaica store on Essex Street is part of his larger plan to bring Jews back to the Lower East Side.

Photo by Julie Shapiro

Chinatown Newsstand Owner Wins Temporary Reprieve

In the News, Manhattan, New York March 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

A woman who runs a 35-year-old newsstand in Chinatown won a small victory with a one-month delay of her eviction, for being 3 inches too close to the building she faces. At a recent community board meeting, local pols and residents came out to support her fight to stay put.

Over 100 parents and students turned out at a rally in support of the Shuang Wen school's former principal in February. (Photo by Patrick Hedlund/DNAinfo)

Bilingual School Defies DOE For Ousted Principal

Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan February 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

More than 100 parents and students gathered in front of the Shuang Wen School in the Lower East Side Friday morning, to express their refusal to remove posters dedicated to the school’s beloved former principal, Ling Ling Chou. Chou was ousted amidst an investigation into financial impropriety.

The artist and youth mentor Danny Simmons was honored in The Local's daily Black History Month series.

Heroes of Past and Present Profiled for Black History Month

African, African American, Culture, Featured Posts February 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Throughout Black History Month, the community and ethnic media have celebrated the accomplishments of black Americans who defied the odds and achieved success.

Construction gets in the way of the bike land on Grand Street.

New battle erupts over Chinatown bike lane

Environment, Manhattan November 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

A battle that once brewed between bike riders and merchants over a new bike lane has now become a fight by riders to save it, as construction for a water tunnel interferes.

Yori Yanover

Grand Street News ceases publication

In the News, Manhattan October 11, 2011 at 6:28 pm

After seven years in business, the Grand Street News is calling it quits. The Lower East Side monthly magazine, distributed to 12,000 Lower East Side apartments, has already published its last issue. The Grand Street News was run by husband and wife team Yori Yanover and Nancy Kramer.

Architectural rendering

A conversation with the ‘Low-Line’ team

Featured Posts, Manhattan September 28, 2011 at 11:54 am

The Lower East Side is excited about a proposal to create a subterranean park in an abandoned trolley terminal.

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