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Make No Mistake, CM Margaret Chin Wants Towers in Two Bridges [OP-ED]

Posted November 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

The following editorial was written by community leader David Tieu, a member of the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors coalition, which is staunchly opposed to the incoming waterfront development. With just a rubber stamp of City Planning approval, four mega-towers on the flood plain of the Lower East Side waterfront – each between 60 and […]

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Floating Billboard Barges are the New Reality for LES Waterfront

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the gold rush of the Lower East Side waterfront comes the vultures. Several readers have noticed the recent influx of billboard barges floating across the East River. As this area continues to gentrify, and with the prospect of three new large-scale luxury developments looming, those eyeballs are obviously evermore valuable to advertisers. Such tactics […]

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Watch the City Planning Hearing on LES Supertalls [VIDEO]

Posted October 25, 2018 at 5:05 am

One week ago, the City Planning Commission held a public hearing on the deluge of development slated for the Lower East Side waterfront. It was a marathon session attended by dozens in the community, plus the developers who are collectively vying to add additional luxury towers in Two Bridges. The day was stacked with testimony, […]

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Extell’s One Manhattan Square is Now ‘Fully Enclosed’

Posted October 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

It seemed like the job would never finish, but One Manhattan Square is finally completely glassed up. Fully enclosed from top to bottom, it’s a feat almost six years in the making. Dating back to Extell’s purchase of the Pathmark plot in February 2013 for $175 million, and destruction of the supermarket the following year. […]

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More than 100 Speakers Lambast Two Bridges Mega-Towers at City Planning Hearing

Posted October 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

Yesterday was a day of reckoning for the Two Bridges community on the waterfront. The City Planning Commission held the final public hearing regarding the Environmental Impact State for a trio of controversial skyscrapers along South Street. As previously reported, three developers (JDS Development, Starrett Corp., CIM/L+M) together seek “minor modifications” to the current zoning […]

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Public Hearing on Two Bridges Skyscrapers Happening this Morning

Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

Today is a pivotal day in the life of the proposed super-tall towers on the Lower East Side waterfront. The City Planning Commission is holding the final public hearing later this morning on the controversial application for the three new large-scale developments. Members of the public who attend will have a chance to speak (three […]

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The City is Ignoring the Environmental Impacts of Mega-Towers Along the Waterfront [OP-ED]

Posted September 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

The following editorial was written by Samuel Moskowitz, who has lived almost his entire life on the Lower East Side and is concerned with the rapid overdevelopment of the neighborhood. If built as planned, the Lower East Side mega-tower complex of 2,775 apartments will be one of the largest residential developments in New York City. […]

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Century-Old Tattoo and Flash Ephemera at the South Street Seaport Museum

Posted September 20, 2018 at 5:10 am

Daredevil Tattoo is hosting a can’t miss event with the South Street Seaport Museum. We have been documenting the history of tattooing on the Bowery for years; this event is making history all its own. Gus Wagner flash just for you. From the sea merchant-cum-tattoo artist and most artistically marked-up man in America. Seriously. You […]

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The Slow Demise of Pier 42’s Hollowed-out Shed

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been eight months since demolition began at the hollowed-out Pier 42 shed. In that time, there’s been steady activity but nary in the way of visible progress. The roof itself has been reduced to slats, while significant portions of the corrugated facade are gone. That this undertaking is moving at a snail’s pace, at […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Voice Opposition to the 3 Supertalls Planned for Two Bridges

Last modified July 31, 2018 at 6:45 am

The city almost pulled a fast one last month by dropping the Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding three incoming supertall towers just as Community Board 3 was headed for summer recess. Pushback from politicians and the waterfront neighborhood, plus coverage in the press, helped push back the deadline. The advisory body has sixty days to […]

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