Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

Soil Sampling Begins for Controversial 1,000-Foot JDS Tower on Cherry Street

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the environmental review process of the Lower East Side waterfront still ongoing, the sight of this familiar construction vehicle outside 80 Rutgers Slip is not reassuring. After all, these Davey Drills are oftentimes the first outwardly visible indication that new development is moving forward. As previously reported, this is the site (247 Cherry) where […]

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City Delays Environmental Review Process for 3 Proposed Supertall Towers on the LES Waterfront

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

The Department of City Planning decided yesterday to delay the environmental scoping hearing for three proposed developments on the Two Bridges waterfront. Said meeting is now postponed one month to May 25, a small victory for the neighborhood, which is being exploited big time. On March 17, Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer […]

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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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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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Behemoth on the Backside: Proposed Cherry Street Tower to Reach 1000 Feet

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Extell tends to hog headlines when conversations arise about the changing skyline on the Lower East Side waterfront. Their market-rate tower – One Manhattan Square – will reach peak height of some 80 stories. But the real behemoth is on the backside, so to speak. The Cherry Street tower that will trounce the nearby senior […]

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Extell’s ‘One Manhattan Square’ Project Pegged for Q3 2019 Completion

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

One Manhattan Square, the eighty-story skyscraper (823 feet) on South Street brought to you by Extell Development Corp. is on track for completion in the third quarter of 2019. At a construction rate of approximately one floor every three days, plus the enclosure and fit-out, the project is still more than three years from out. Domestic […]

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Two 50-Story Towers Planned for Lands End Parking Lots on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Developers are planning for gold – and succeeding – down on South Street. The bad news just keeps coming. Seriously, the pace of waterfront development on the Lower East Side is quickening beyond comprehension. It’s not enough that we have an 80-story Extell tower (i.e. One Manhattan Square), or the recently revealed 77-story behemoth at […]

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