Robber aims rifle at smoke shop worker

The NYPD wants to find the men who made off with cash, cigarettes, lottery tickets and a cell phone from the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop on the Lower East Side.

Resident sues over apartment conditions

Charlene Richardson is desperate for help. She has lived in an apartment in NYCHA's Samuel Gompers Houses on the Lower East Side for more than 20 years. She says she hasn't had a kitchen wall since 2017.

Citywide program offers free graffiti removal

Call it art or call it a nuisance, graffiti is a staple of New York City and can be found just about anywhere in the five boroughs. But just as visible are efforts to get rid of it.

NYC Houses of Worship: Eldridge Street Synagogue

It is not what you'd expect to find in the middle of Chinatown but the Eldridge Street Synagogue has been a fixture on the Lower East Side for more than a century. Built in 1886, the Jewish temple's history is just as incredible as its architecture. Back in the 1880s, the Lower East Side was a portal for immigration. Most Jews who came through were Eastern European, also known as Ashkenazi Jews.

What is Hell Square?

Party buses pulling up at 2 a.m., vomit on the sidewalk, streets clogged with drunk people. That's just an average weekend on the Lower East Side, according to some people who live here. A study looked at a 24-square-block area that has become known as "Hell Square." The neighborhood has the highest density of liquor licenses in New York City.