all stories tagged "lower east side"


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Kirsti Itameri  |  January 8, 2014 3:43 PM | 3 Comments
For most New Yorkers, it's hard to imagine that less than 30 years ago the Lower East Side was the scene of ugly confrontations between the city and so-called “squatters” living in abandoned buildings.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  December 13, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The new autobiography of Lower East Side radical and founder of the Fugs, Ed Sanders, sheds light on a stranger time.
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Sam Lewis  |  November 18, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
The two women hold an important place in New York's radical past, but history has skimmed over their relationship.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 28, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
This week's Kickstarter picks are dedicated to preserving New York's lesser known histories.VIDEO
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September 27, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments
This author's latest novel is all about the Lower East Side and his upcoming work is set in Harlem. He's the quintessential
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Sam Lewis  |  September 16, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," MetroFocus looked at who's shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.VIDEO
As the heat wave spreads across the country, the Tri-State Region prepares for temperatures in the 100s. Here, a boy plays in water from a fire hydrant (Summer 2010). MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 22, 2011 4:28 PM | Comments
This summer's scorcher may seem unprecedented, but it's been worse...In 1896, New York City experienced a heat wave that pushed the heat index above 120 degrees for nearly 10 days, killing at least 1,500 people.
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July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | Comments
The Old Marble Cemetery: I just like to peek in and get my fix of greenery.
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July 8, 2011 5:39 PM | Comments
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