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CB3 Votes to Co-Sponsor Controversial Rezoning of LES Waterfront in Bid to Thwart Supertall Development

Posted October 19, 2017 at 5:01 am

Thanks to a confluence of election year politics and incessant grassroots organizing, development along the Lower East Side waterfront is firmly in the spotlight. It’s a rare moment when the voice of the people is being heard, albeit barely. There is definitely traction, but a race against the clock is afoot. Nevertheless, Community Board 3 […]

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Bowery Alliance of Neighbors Celebrates 10 Years of Local Activism

Posted October 18, 2017 at 5:06 am

One of the most vocal local groups advocating for Bowery preservation celebrates an important milestone this month. The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, whose signature fight is to save the namesake thoroughfare, now celebrates a decade in existence. Ten years of preservation and awareness. The group was founded in 2007, and later Proposed its East Bowery […]

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Construction Commences on 12-Story Luxury Rentals at Former Moscot HQ on Delancey Street

Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

The northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets is getting boxed in as we speak. Indeed, after many months of neglect – the fence itself was constantly falling down – construction is set to commence on a shiny 12-story luxury phallus. Plywood supports were installed yesterday afternoon around the sidewalk perimeter of the 86 Delancey […]

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Chinatown Art Brigade Protests Racially Insensitive ‘Poverty Porn’ at James Cohan Gallery

Posted October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

A controversial show at the James Cohan Gallery that’s drawn local ire in the Chinatown community was the site of an invasive protest action yesterday. The Chinatown Art Brigade, known for its nighttime projections of “Chinatown is not for sale” onto building facades, organized the rally on Grand Street in response to the racially insensitive […]

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Surveillance Footage Shows Perp Fleeing on Moped After Rivington Street Shooting [VIDEO]

Last modified October 16, 2017 at 7:04 am

Surveillance video just surfaced of the perp who allegedly shot a 26-year-old woman near the Hotel on Rivington early yesterday morning. The victim reportedly exited a cab shortly after 5am when a bullet grazed her upper left shoulder. According to police, four shots were fired, and as many 9mm casings were recovered. By yesterday afternoon, crime scene tape […]

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Woman Shot in the Arm Near Rivington and Ludlow Streets Early this Morning [Updated]

Last modified October 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

[Updated below] Readers informed us that there was a shooting in Hell Square earlier this morning. Contrary to police scanner reports at the time, a 26-year-old woman was shot in the left arm by a gun-wielding cyclist shortly after 5am outside the Hotel on Rivington. She was apparently exiting a taxi at the time. According […]

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Transformer Explosion at Con Edison Substation Rocks Two Bridges

Posted October 13, 2017 at 5:09 am

Last night, a “massive explosion” was reportedly felt in Two Bridges. We’re told that a transformer at the Con Edison substation on Cherry Street (corner of Rutgers) exploded shortly before 9pm. Firefighters responded, and remained at the scene for a couple hours before dispersing. And from what we understand, no power outages were reported in […]

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The 26-Story ‘Gateway’ to Essex Crossing Tops Out

Last modified October 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

Essex Crossing this week celebrates another milestone. The fourth and final building in Phase I of the billion-dollar mixed-use project has reached the top. The 26-story tower (revised from 24 stories) at 115 Delancey Street (aka Site 2) – referred to as the “Gateway” development – officially topped out yesterday afternoon. Token American flag currently […]

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‘La Margarita Pizza’ Moves into the Old Taquitoria on Ludlow Street

Posted October 12, 2017 at 5:04 am

The red storefront canopy has been in place since last May, but only now are we seeing activity at 168 Ludlow Street. Indeed, La Margarita Pizza, which currently occupies 151 Ludlow, will open its replacement location today. Employees readying the space confirmed the news. We were previously informed that the two pizza parlors will sling slices […]

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Report: International Center of Photography Confirmed for Essex Crossing Facility

Posted October 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

No more posturing. Looks like Essex Crossing finally chose its “cultural facility” for Site 1. The International Center of Photography, headquartered on the Bowery for barely two years, reportedly signed a deal for a pair of commercial condo units in the base of the fourteen-story residential building at 242 Broome Street. According to the Commercial […]

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