Cherry Street

Worker at Extell’s Affordable Tower Badly Burned in Electrical Accident

Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was a case of shock and burn down at the Extell project site on Cherry Street. A construction worker was electrocuted early yesterday during a work accident 227 Cherry Street, the developer’s so-called affordable tower. The man reportedly sustained second-degree burns about the arms, neck, and head, but was conscious when paramedics arrived. He was later […]

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Two Bridges ‘Final Stand’ Against Wall of Glass on the Waterfront

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

While Pickle Day seduced the mainstream on Orchard Street yesterday afternoon (i.e. tourists), the mood was much less happy-go-lucky down in Two Bridges. Full sour, indeed. Dozens gathered in a show of solidarity for a so-called “final stand” against the addition of four more supertall towers along the Lower East Side waterfront. Timing of the […]

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Move-ins Begin at Extell’s 13-Story Affordable Tower Next Month

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of Extell’s two waterfront properties on the Lower East Side is just about ready for occupancy. Move-ins are slated to begin next month for residents of the Dattner Architects-designed, thirteen-story affordable building. It’s been a long time coming. Seen by many as a so-called “poor-door” development given the comparative scope and amenities to One […]

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Is the Knickerbocker Village Gallery Show a Trojan Horse for Potential Co-op Conversion? [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2018 at 10:52 am

When it comes to real estate speculation in low-income areas, a gallery show is oftentimes a Trojan Horse. Making things look pretty and appealing for prospective suitors. Especially in gentrifying neighborhoods like the Lower East Side or the South Bronx, where a distasteful “Bronx is Burning” party was held last year that exploited stereotypical tropes […]

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Extell’s Affordable Tower Launches Lottery on the LES Waterfront

Last modified November 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

The housing lottery for Extell’s 229 Cherry Street is officially underway. The 13-story affordable housing property, situated next to behemoth One Manhattan Square, has earmarked 50% of its 204 units for neighborhood denizens. Criteria is as follows: studios will rent for $947 per month, and are eligible to people earning between $34,355 and $40,080; one-bedrooms […]

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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Extell’s 13-Story ‘Poor Door’ Tower Finally Takes Shape [PHOTOS]

Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Lost in all the Extell headlines about the Lower East Side waterfront is progress on the adjacent affordable building. Exterior work on the thirteen-story development at 229 Cherry Street is nearing completion after topping out earlier this summer. Upon opening – scheduled for spring 2018 – the new construction will boast 205 perpetually affordable apartments, […]

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Not a Done Deal: Pols Push City Planning to Deny Waterfront Supertalls in Two Bridges

Last modified July 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

Elected officials and vocal community leaders are rallying this morning against three new supertall towers poised to invade the Two Bridges coastline (10am, 80 Rutgers Slip). The group, which counts Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Borough President Gale Brewer, will reaffirm the position that the developments are not a done deal. It’s a stunt meant to […]

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City Pitches New Soccer Field at P.S. 184 on Cherry Street

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Lace up. Looks like another soccer field might soon come to the Lower East Side. The New York City Soccer Initiative – a public-private partnership between the city, US Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club, and Adidas – is pitching a new pitch. Location of choice is an area still ripe for the picking. […]

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LES Activists Torpedo Developers’ Scoping Session to Protest Waterfront Towers

Posted January 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was only fitting that, two days after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the spirit of protest infiltrated a planning session for the upcoming wall of glass on the Lower East Side waterfront. And a surprise, at that. The powers-that-be set up an info session (free food!) on the environmental review process (“EIS”) for the […]

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