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City Postpones Certification of Controversial SoHo/NoHo Rezoning

Posted May 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

Monday afternoon, the City postponed its vote to certify the Mayor’s proposed SoHo/NoHo (and Chinatown) rezoning, with no new date given. The sudden action came on the heels of the New York Supreme Court denial of a restraining order to stop same. Several neighborhood groups had sued the city on Friday to halt the controversial […]

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Lands End II Tenants Demand Transparency Over Parking Lot Closure Related to New Towers

Last modified April 30, 2021 at 2:27 pm

Tenants at Lands End II on the Lower East Side waterfront are faced with a difficult prospect in the literal backyard. The rear perimeter parking lot is the stage for a gargantuan 700-foot development, and now those car owners are essentially out of luck. Buts it’s the messaging that has some residents worried. Related Companies, […]

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On the Lower East Side Waterfront, the Fight is Not Over [OP-ED]

Posted April 27, 2021 at 5:09 am

The following Op-Ed was written by Tenants United Fighting for Lower East Side (TUFF-LES), a waterfront group aimed at “preserving affordability, appropriate and diverse commercial and residential community development, disaster recovery preparedness, resiliency and environmental quality.” Fellow New Yorkers, residents of the Two Bridges Waterfront Community: As you may or may not know, since 2016 […]

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Chinatown, LES, SoHo and NoHo Unite Against the City’s Agenda for Luxury Development [OP-ED]

Posted April 26, 2021 at 5:07 am

The following editorial was co-written by the Chinatown Working Group and Village Preservation. The Chinatown Working Group, representing communities of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, stands together with SoHo and NoHo communities to oppose the City’s development agenda and its displacement consequences. The City’s proposed SoHo/NoHo Rezoning and rejection of community-led plans like the […]

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Elected Officials Ignore Mom’s Plea to Stop the City from Destroying East River Park [OP-ED]

Last modified April 22, 2021 at 10:39 am

The following editorial was written by Kirsten Theodos, an East Village resident. There is a crisis right now in New York City. The limited green space we have is under attack, and even a global climate crisis and pandemic won’t stop the City from destroying it. I live near East River Park, the only meaningful green […]

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Developer to Close Lands End II Parking Lot by Month End for New 700-Foot Towers

Last modified April 19, 2021 at 10:17 am

Not two months after the Appellate Court overturned community lawsuits stopping the Two Bridges mega-developments, one of said projects is now moving forward. Tenants of the Lands End II housing complex were informed, via letter, that the rear parking lot will close by the end of April to make way for the 700-foot megatowers by […]

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City Officially Breaks Ground on $1.45B East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

After an initial delay, the contested $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is set to break ground in the coming days. All against a backdrop of legal filings and vociferous community opposition. “Building a recovery for all of us means fighting climate change and investing in resilient communities,” Mayor de Blasio stated in a […]

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The New Martial Arts ‘Workshop’ on Delancey Street

Posted April 13, 2021 at 5:04 am

While the former Ludlow Fitness upstairs studio remains dark, its onetime basement annex is again active. With another gym. Workshop NYC last month signed a lease for the lower-level space at 92 Delancey Street. It’s now a dedicated martial arts studio with dual training programs headed by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt Jin Yung and Muay […]

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Excavation Underway for 30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site

Last modified April 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

On the backside of Essex Crossing, another gargantuan development is full steam ahead. Poised to cast more shadows. The excavators have been moving earth at the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site on Norfolk Street for over a month. Readying the parcel for the foundation to support a towering development (aka GoBroome) that will ascend thirty […]

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Moxy on the Bowery is Still Happening, After All

Posted April 9, 2021 at 5:05 am

Nearly three years later, the Moxy Hotel planned for 151 Bowery appears on pause. But its parent company, Marriott, is betting that this property, among others, will help shepherd in the rebound. A neighbor who lives nearby noticed that construction was halted at the beginning of the year, with little movement since. At the time, materials […]

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