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Elizabeth Street Garden will be Bulldozed and Redeveloped by Penrose Development

Last modified December 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Now that election season is over, there is finally movement toward the controversial destruction and redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street Garden. The city will apparently announce today that it’s chosen the developer to carry out this task. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract for the seven-story project to Penrose Development. The […]

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Mayor de Blasio and CM Mendez Co-Hosting Town Hall Tonight

Posted October 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

‘Tis the season for town hall meetings. Tonight, Mayor Bill de Blasio and outgoing City Councilmember Rosie Mendez will co-host a town hall – this time with City Council District 2 denizens. The mayor sure is making the rounds this election year. This past June, Lower East Siders had a chance to lob questions at de Blasio and Councilmember […]

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Rumor: Hell Square Operator Paul Seres Seeks ‘Night Mayor’ Position

Posted September 25, 2017 at 5:08 am

Mayor de Blasio last Tuesday evening signed the bill into law that creates the controversial Office of Nightlife, a bureau charged with helping the city’s nightlife industry grow while managing various community concerns. “The office will be led — I’m not going to announce any names yet, there is a massive competition going in — […]

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De Blasio Signs Law that Provides Sweeping Protections Against Tenant Harassment

Posted September 1, 2017 at 5:15 am

On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor de Blasio signed a groundbreaking bill into law – one that serves as the first line of defense against those landlords who self-certify and use illegal construction to force tenants out of their homes. By passing “Intro 918,” the city will increase DOB inspections for construction applications at buildings where more […]

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As Promised, City Stations 2 Traffic Agents at Problematic Grand Street Intersection

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Here’s some election year politics at its best. Host a mayoral town hall (for District 1), then satisfy a few voters in the immediate aftermath. One Grand Street resident, frustrated with the lack of attention to the traffic bottlenecks on Grand Street, demanded that the administration act to change the status quo. He asked Mayor […]

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Watch Mayor de Blasio’s Reaction to Rivington House Accusations at Town Hall Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was open season on Mayor de Blasio during last night’s “sold out” town hall assembly. Lower East Siders peppered Hizzoner with a barrage of questions and grievances related to myriad hyperlocal concerns. Councilwoman Margaret Chin served as moderator. And while many in the room saw opportunity for clarity, political challengers with a horse in […]

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City Partially Lifts Year-old Stop-Work Order at Rivington House

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:17 am

Here we go… The Department of Buildings last week lifted, in part, the stop-work order on Rivington House. It was first issued by the city fourteen months ago, in the wake of the budding scandal revolving around the controversial deed lifting and subsequent condo flip. The partial rescind is causing concern amongst neighborhood activists and […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Bitch About Mayor de Blasio to His Face

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

City Hall announced yesterday that Mayor de Blasio will host a town hall event on the Lower East Side next week. So, if you have something to say, say it to his face. Officials note that all topics are candidates for discussion. Plus, commissioners and representatives from other city agencies will also be there for […]

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Local Groups Blast de Blasio for Being ‘Pleased’ with Jared Kushner’s Appointment to Senior White House Adviser

Last modified September 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

Mayor de Blasio is quite happy (nay, “pleased”) at the appointment of local landlord Jared Kushner to Senior White House Adviser in father-in-law Trump’s administration. Despite Hizzoner’s opposition to the Donald. Perhaps you saw the story, and quotes, published in Politico the other day. “About the person of Jared Kushner — I respect him a […]

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Rally Calling Out Mayor de Blasio and ‘Racist Rezoning’ At City Hall Today

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Many in the community want to end both the alleged racist rezoning and Mayor de Blasio and his administration. Time to rally ’round the family. Helmed by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side, hundreds are expected to descend on City Hall again today, with neighboring community support from the South Bronx, East Harlem, Sunset Park, Flushing, […]

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