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The Paths to ‘Pier 42’ Are Rife with Delays, but Shed will Be Demolished this Fall

Posted June 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

It’s a textbook example of hurry up and wait. Despite landing $12 million back in March 2016 (on top of the initial $16 million earmarked), no amount of politicking seems to speed up the stalled Pier 42 project. If you recall, it was first announced in 2012, and the initial timeline provided by landscape architect Mathews Nielsen was completion in […]

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Report: East River Houses Co-op Board Destroys Garden for Concrete Slab

Posted May 30, 2017 at 5:07 am

Over the holiday weekend, the board of East River Co-op pulled an apparent sneak attack and uprooted a chunk of the cooperative garden. The purported reason – this concrete slab is allegedly meant to assist in snow removal. The affected acreage lies in the courtyard behind Building 1. The five-year-old garden was conceived and maintained […]

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Exhuming James Bond’s Runaway Car Scene on the FDR [VIDEO]

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

Yesterday, actor Sir Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89. He portrayed a more humorous James Bond in a record-setting seven franchise films. He died in Switzerland after “a short but brave battle with cancer,” according to tweets from the family. So, we thought it appropriate to revisit the scene from Live and […]

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Pier 42 Park on LES Waterfront Scores $12M in Funding from LMDC

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Senator Chuck Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced this past Friday that the long-lingering park at Pier 42 just secured some additional funding. Six months after their testimony, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation awarded the project an addition $12 million to help jumpstart Phase I. The duo has for years asked the LMDC to […]

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DOT Begins Replacement of Deteriorating FDR Overpass at East Houston Street

Posted January 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

The highly-trafficked bridge above the FDR at East Houston Street is ready for rehab. It’s been deteriorating for years and is due for an upgrade. The Department of Transportation is finally making good on that fourteen-month-old promise to the community. The sixty-year-old overpass – located at the eastern terminus of Houston – is always a […]

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Suspected East River Park Rapist Paul Niles Turns Himself in

Posted November 29, 2015 at 8:28 am

The man accused of raping and robbing a 26-year-old jogger in East River Park on Wednesday evening was arrested yesterday afternoon. Suspected rapist, 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Paul Niles, turned himself in  to police and faces charges of first-degree rape, second-degree robbery, and third-degree identity theft. Per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in […]

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East River Park Rape Suspect Identified as Paul Niles, Police Still in Pursuit

Last modified November 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

Police identified the suspect behind the rape of a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. 28-year-old Paul Niles, described as being a 5’9″ male weighing 200 pounds, remains at large with NYPD still in pursuit. His purported usage of the victim’s credit card at a nearby bodega after the crime is likely what […]

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of East River Park Rapist

Last modified November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Cops last night released surveillance footage of the man suspected of raping a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. The account of the crime is as follows, per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in the vicinity of Cherry Street when the suspect, on a bicycle, approached her and motioned […]

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26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

  Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving. According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run […]

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Cops Arrest Bronx Man for Attacks Against 3 Lower East Side Women Thursday, Including Rape

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Police arrested the suspect wanted for three specific attacks on the Lower East Side late last week, including the rape of a 40-year-old mother in the Baruch Houses. According to ABC News, a 20-year-old Bronx man named Robert Bowie was just collared for the crimes, and faces several charges including burglary, sex abuse and rape. According […]

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