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Why NYCHA Chose LaGuardia Houses for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Infill

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

NYCHA infill is no longer called as much. Henceforth, the city refers to it as “NextGeneration Neighborhoods.” Here at home, it’s the LaGuardia Houses that will soon receive the tower-in-the-park treatment, so to speak. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing a 35-story mixed-income rental building with approximately 500 apartments (at 50-50 affordable to […]

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A Return to the Madison Street Sinkhole

Last modified June 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

Emergency crews have returned to the site of that massive sinkhole that opened on Madison Street in early May, caused by a burst water main.  It appears the asphalt patch was reopened a couple weeks ago to allow for additional work. They drilled below the roadbed to install what looks to be new piping infrastructure. The project […]

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Enormous Madison Street Sinkhole Plugged and Paved Over

Posted May 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

It took roughly 24 hours of round-the-clock emergency work before the gaping hell hole on Madison Street was plugged and paved. Crews from Con Edison and Department of Environmental Protection completed the necessary fixes yesterday, and by the evening rush, the casual pedestrian wouldn’t have known that a burst water main created a foreboding sinkhole. Now […]

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Emergency Crews Continue to Repair Massive Sinkhole on Madison Street

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:08 am

Early yesterday morning, a twelve-inch water main beneath Madison Street burst, causing a gushing torrent and an enormous sinkhole to form. What started as a small pavement puncture, quickly collapsed under the weight of sustained vehicles. At one point yesterday afternoon, 10 businesses and 150 residents were without water. Workers from Con Edison and Department […]

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Massive Sinkhole Swallows up Madison Street 

Last modified May 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Thanks to a water main break, a massive sinkhoke just opened up on Madison Street, between Rutgers and Jefferson. The incident purportedly knocked out water to about 150 customers and 10 businesses in the area. According to NBC, The hell-hole formed earlier this morning after an MTA bus traveled over it, causing the street to […]

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NYCHA Plans 35-Story Mixed Market-Rate, Affordable Tower Behind LaGuardia Houses

Last modified May 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

Even the New York City Housing Authority is capitalizing on the Lower East Side waterfront boom. Cash-strapped NYCHA is bringing market rate housing into its backyard with a mixed-use project slated for LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side. It’s a “towers in the park” plan (i.e. “Infill”) that will help raise revenue for outdated […]

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Lower East Side Employment Network Hosting ‘Job Training Expo’ Tomorrow

Last modified February 22, 2017 at 6:14 am

Dust off those resumes. This week, the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is hosting a Job Training Expo. The workshop aims to directly connect job seekers with both training and employment opportunities in the hospitality/food and bev industries. Thus outlining a career path for prospective candidates. It’s a smart venture on LESEN’s part, as there […]

Pokemon Trainers Wanted for NYCHA’s ‘Digital Van’ at La Guardia Houses

Last modified September 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Later on this afternoon, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s Digital Van is joining the beloved gaming frenzy and will be at the Pokéstop located at La Guardia Houses. Pokémon Go fans (aka “trainers”) are invited to join in as these pocket monsters are “lured to La Guardia Houses” and all that this entails. […]

Did You See the Concrete Mixer Topple onto Madison Street Yesterday? [PHOTOS]

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:05 am

Yesterday afternoon, just before rush hour, a concrete mixer toppled onto Madison Street. Right near the intersection of Pike. At around 3pm, the revolving drum split from the truck and broadsided a passing SUV. The area was cordoned off by the cops, but we’re told that no one was hurt in the incident. Bus lines were […]

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Lower East Side Man Arrested for Having Sex with Girlfriend’s Dog

Posted April 15, 2016 at 5:10 am

This one is from the files of “you can’t make this shit up.” A Lower East Side man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for having sex with his girlfriend’s dog, a Maltese. The Daily News reports that Jesus Gutierrez, 39, was caught with his pants down thanks to an in-home camera set up by his 43-year-old girlfriend. […]

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