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Getting Acquainted with the Wall of Glass on the LES Waterfront

Last modified February 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Two of three waterfront developers offered an informational session last night regarding the wall of glass planned for the coastline. Starrett Development and L+M Development/CIM Group respectively presented highlights of 259 Clinton Street and 260 South Street to the Land Use subcommittee of Community Board 3. There was a subtle feeling of defeat detectable in the […]

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As Lawsuit to Stop JDS 1,000-Foot Development is Tossed, Revelation that HUD Already Supports Plans

Posted February 8, 2017 at 5:17 am

As the gold rush continues to polarize the Lower East Side waterfront, it’s the seniors living in 80 Rutgers Slip who are most affected. After all, the proposed 1,000-foot tower is to sit directly atop the this building. Literally built on the backs of seniors. This is the handiwork of JDS Development in conjunction with Two […]

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Busted Exercise Equipment on East River Esplanade Finally Replaced by the City

Posted January 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

It just wasn’t built to last, and now, reinforcements… Replacements for the heavily-used exercise equipment near the mouth of Pier 35 are finally here. Parks Department workers were spotted installing the new machines yesterday afternoon, much to the delight of locals. Indeed, it’s been a long time coming. Pretty much since debut in February 2015, […]

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Five Years Delayed, ‘Package 4’ of East River Esplanade Finally Ready to Proceed

Posted January 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

The war of attention between the city agencies is finally over. Package 4 of the East River Esplanade, already delayed five years, is ready to proceed. Gears are in motion to beautify the stretch of waterfront between Catherine Street and Pike Slip. In the end, it was a single, century-old length of subterranean piping that […]

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Reveal: Lands End II Parking Lot to Get 800-foot, Twin-Towered Beast

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Three years after acquiring the two low-income buildings comprising Lands End II (265-275 Cherry Street) for $279 million, L+M Partners and the CIM Group are planning to develop the parking lots facing the water (aka 260 South Street). It’s another of the so-called “soft sites” along the Lower East Side waterfront receiving renewed attention from the industry […]

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Extell Gets Glassed up on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Currently sitting at roughly one quarter of its projected height, Extell’s One Manhattan Square is finally receiving its flashy (nay, reflective) outer layer. The first few window panes were installed within the last couple weeks, wrapping around segments of the fifth and sixth floors. This is referred to in developer parlance as the “curtain wall.” […]

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At 24 Stories, You Can Now See Extell’s LES Tower from Delancey Street

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

At approximately 24 stories, Extell’s luxury behemoth, One Manhattan Square, is the tallest in the immediate vicinity. Trumping Rutgers Houses, Two Bridges Tower, and the Manhattan Bridge roadbed. The superstructure is now also visible from the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. An almost uninterrupted sight. It only gets worse from here, too. That tumor […]

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Waterfront Neighbors ‘Call this Place Home’ with Abstract Sculpture Exhibit Along South Street

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:16 am

As expected, the city finally rolled out the creative element of the nascent South Street Greenway. The two blocks’ worth of brightly colored geometric forms – part of an art project called “We Call This Place Home” – were rooted in the concrete medians this weekend, officially kicking off the art program for this site. Neighborhood […]

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Years Behind Schedule, EDC Promises Pier 35 will be Complete in Fall 2017

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

The city is so far behind on its commitment to the Lower East Side waterfront, what’s another year anyway? Nevertheless, the Economic Development Corporation promises that work on the years-delayed Pier 35 is set to resume in December (as in, two months) with a timetable of “Fall 2017” completion. So they say. Last night, a […]

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This is What the Retail will Look Like at Extell’s One Manhattan Square [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Last night, as per usual, a delegation from Extell Development Corp. and construction manager Lend Lease provided a community briefing about the waterfront bonanza sprouting before our eyes. The 80-story reality of One Manhattan Square on the waterfront has settled in during this gradual ascent of the superstructure. Neighbors are now forced to live with it. […]

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