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Stringer Punts on East Side Coastal Resilience Contract

Last modified July 30, 2021 at 1:46 pm

For advocates of East River Park, a brief reprieve. City Comptroller, and former mayoral candidate Scott Stringer did not sign the $1.2 billion construction contract with IPC Resiliency Partners that would kickstart city funding for the East Side Coastal Resilience project. It apparently boils down to missing info and the review period having elapsed. “As […]

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CB2 Rejects ‘Mayor’s SoHo Rezoning Plan’ with Scathing Resolution

Last modified July 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Last night, Community Board 2 overwhelmingly voted to reject what it called the “Mayor’s Plan” to rezone “SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown.” In a bold lead statement, CB2’s SoHo NoHo Working Group released a resolution that rejected the rezoning proposal as follows: “The proposed SoHo, NoHo and Chinatown rezoning fails to achieve affordable housing goals and […]

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Seward Park Co-op Faces Dire Financial Reality

Posted July 27, 2021 at 5:05 am

The financial standing at the Seward Park Co-op is apparently dire. Thursday afternoon, the board distributed a report outlining various updates. It speaks for itself. Of particular note is the so-called “Capital Update,” in which the board details the deterioration of “brick ties” on facades throughout the housing complex. To remediate the issue is a […]

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Decades Later, Parisi Bakery Shutters Elizabeth Street Locale

Posted July 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

After nearly a half-century, the Parisi Bakery spin-off on Elizabeth Street is kaput. The store closed for good over weekend, and movers were seen unloading equipment from the premises. Word on the street is that the land marked tenement recently sold. If true, however, public record does not yet reflect the transaction. Robert Parisi – […]

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An Open Letter to Scott Stringer: Save East River Park

Last modified July 26, 2021 at 7:59 am

The following open letter was penned by Lower East Sider Kim Sillen. Dear Comptroller Stringer, Ten years ago, you were a terrific advocate for the Grand Street neighborhood on the Lower East Side, when you helped Friends of Gulick Park secure funding for the renovation of this small park that lies at the intersection of […]

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Bank on Banksy: Ludlow Street Lot Made Famous by Artist Lists for $2.49M

Posted July 19, 2021 at 5:02 am

A vacant lot on Ludlow Street made famous by Banksy in 2013 just listed on the market for $2.49 million. Owner of record is Hesky Haim of Continental Worsteds, who originally purchased the property in 2007 for $1.5 million. B6 Real Estate Partners is the exclusive broker for 159 Ludlow, pitching it as a “stellar […]

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Astor Place Kmart Throws in the Towel After 25 Years

Posted July 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

Attention Kmart shoppers, no more blue light specials for Astor Place. The twenty-five-year-old location is officially kaput. As first reported by EV Grieve yesterday, this once-bustling downtown Kmart shuttered suddenly on Sunday. Apparently, employees weren’t told of the closing date until this past Friday. Signs announcing the final days were circulated throughout the store a […]

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Elected Officials Act Like Only the Wealthy are Entitled to Open Green Space [OP-ED]

Posted July 9, 2021 at 5:03 am

The following editorial was written by Kirsten Theodos, an East Village resident. Governor Cuomo recently unveiled his plans for an Essential Workers Monument at Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City. The “Circle of Heroes” would honor the essential workers who carried the City through the pandemic. While the intent is honorable, it would require destroying […]

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Moscot Appears to be Leaving its Lower East Side Flagship, but is Not [Updated]

Last modified July 8, 2021 at 12:01 pm

[Updated below] Moscot, the fifth-generation Lower East Side eyewear business, is again undergoing change. The indie-luxe brand is reportedly planning to depart its eight-year-old (graffiti-sheathed) flagship on the museum block of Orchard Street. Earlier this week, commercial real estate listings for 108 Orchard began to surface on Craigslist. Updated: the Craigslist post was an error. […]

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Renovated Corlears Hook Park Bathhouse Unveiled After Decades-Long Dormancy

Last modified July 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Time for some toilet talk. After two decades of closure, the public at large finally has access again to the bathrooms inside Corlears Hook Park. The rather quiet reopening earlier this week is actually years in the making. Until now, the 1940s-era Corlears bathhouse footprint served as the citywide headquarters for the Parks Enforcement Patrol. […]

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