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Extell’s 13-Story ‘Poor Door’ Tower Finally Takes Shape [PHOTOS]

Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Lost in all the Extell headlines about the Lower East Side waterfront is progress on the adjacent affordable building. Exterior work on the thirteen-story development at 229 Cherry Street is nearing completion after topping out earlier this summer. Upon opening – scheduled for spring 2018 – the new construction will boast 205 perpetually affordable apartments, […]

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Not a Done Deal: Pols Push City Planning to Deny Waterfront Supertalls in Two Bridges

Last modified July 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

Elected officials and vocal community leaders are rallying this morning against three new supertall towers poised to invade the Two Bridges coastline (10am, 80 Rutgers Slip). The group, which counts Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer, will reaffirm the position that the developments are not a done deal. It’s a stunt meant to […]

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City Pitches New Soccer Field at P.S. 184 on Cherry Street

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:15 am

Lace up. Looks like another soccer field might soon come to the Lower East Side. The New York City Soccer Initiative – a public-private partnership between the city, US Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club, and Adidas – is pitching a new pitch. Location of choice is an area still ripe for the picking. […]

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LES Activists Torpedo Developers’ Scoping Session to Protest Waterfront Towers

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was only fitting that, two days after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the spirit of protest infiltrated a planning session for the upcoming wall of glass on the Lower East Side waterfront. And a surprise, at that. The powers-that-be set up an info session (free food!) on the environmental review process (“EIS”) for the […]

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2 LES Park Bathrooms will Reopen to Public After 15 Years of Dormancy

Posted November 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

Two park bathrooms on the Lower East Side will reopen to the public next summer, it was revealed last week. Both have been inaccessible to locals for the last fifteen years. Parks Department announced the news on Thursday evening during the Community Board 3 meeting of the Parks subcommittee. First up is the historic (and […]

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JDS Champions Affordability with its 1,000-Foot Luxury Tower on the LES Waterfront

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 9:13 am

It was standing room only last night in Two Bridges, and not for a screening of the Clinton-Trump debate. Rather a community meeting about the incoming 1,000-foot residential tower at 247 Cherry Street brought to the area by JDS Development and SHoP Architects. The assembly itself was civil, albeit tense. How could it not be? […]

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JDS Development to Brief the Community on its Bonkers 1,000-foot Lower East Side Tower this Month

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

The developers of a controversial 1,000-foot tower on Lower East Side waterfront will discuss the project with the community later this month. JDS Development Group – whose plans for the latest coastal blight are hurtling toward city approval sans public review process – scheduled an info session with Community Board 3 later this month. And […]

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The City is About to Screw the LES Waterfront Again with this 1,000-Foot Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

The city will screw the Lower East Side waterfront by allowing this 1,000-foot tower to proceed. Indeed, the Department of City Planning reversed course this week, and will now hear the case for this monstrosity. This despite the ongoing litigation over the contested few parcels on the backside of Extell’s One Manhattan Square. It’s certainly a […]

Developers File Second Lawsuit to Halt 1,000-Foot Supertall Tower on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

That thousand-foot supertall skyscraper on the Lower East Side waterfront was delivered another setback last week. A second lawsuit on the doorstep delivered by a thorn in the proverbial side. Gary Spindler and Roy Schoenberg of Little Cherry LLC – already in court with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund over shirking its […]

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JDS’ Proposed 1,000-Foot LES Tower Halted Due to Ongoing Lawsuit

Posted July 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

In one swift move, the city last month halted what could become the tallest building on the Lower East Side. JDS Development and SHoP Architects cannot proceed with their proposed 1,000-foot residential tower down on the waterfront until an ongoing lawsuit involving the old Pathmark Pharmacy site is settled. Department of City Planning reportedly penned […]

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