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The Fight Against the Two Bridges Towers is Far from Over [OP-ED]

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

The following editorial was written by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Councilwoman Margaret Chin would like you to believe the Lower East Side and Chinatown are dead. That she tried courageously to save our community from being demolished by four mega-towers, yet the Appellate court wouldn’t let her prevail. Though, […]

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Appeals Court Reverses Decision Blocking Two Bridges Towers

Posted August 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

In a major upset, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court yesterday sided with a gaggle of developers in the long-running dispute over four skyscrapers on the Lower East Side waterfront. The verdict reversed the lower court ruling that had essentially blocked the wall of glass from happening. State Supreme Court Judge Arthur […]

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Captain and Owners Arrested for Liberty Belle Booze Cruise off Pier 36

Posted August 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The captain and owners of a popular Manhattan party boat were arrested for defying coronavirus social distancing mandates and embarking on a crowded cruise, authorities said Sunday. Shortly after 8:00pm Saturday night, the Liberty Belle, a four-story river boat with a capacity of 600 people, left Pier 36 (Basketball City) for a booze cruise. More […]

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Fireworks and ‘Wild West’ Lawlessness at Pier 35

Posted July 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

Pier 35 on the July 4 holiday was crazy, according to several reader reports. An extension of the nightly fireworks that have plagued the pandemic shutdown for months. However, as neighbors noted, the Independence Day iteration of pyrotechnics lasted much longer – eight straight hours. Neighbors tell us that at least 300 hundred people were in […]

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Time to Demand Cuomo and de Blasio Protect Workers and Small Businesses in Reopening Plan (OP-ED)

Last modified May 29, 2020 at 2:13 pm

The following editorial was written by Zishun Ning of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. The New York City and State governments are still failing to protect people’s health and livelihood after two months of “PAUSE.” The number of deaths and infections remain high. Patients with COVID-19 are still turned away, despite […]

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Beleaguered One Manhattan Square Slashes Prices 20% Amidst COVID-19

Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:18 am

Already in a crunch before COVID-19 came ashore, Extell is now resorting to further desperate measures at the gargantuan One Manhattan Square. For a “limited time,” the large quantity of unsold inventory at the luxury development is discounted up to 20-percent. What the PR spin-doctors are calling a “price incentive.” This new incentive is intended […]

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Basketball City on the LES a Food Distribution Site for City’s Low Income Communities

Posted May 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

Over the last several weeks, we’ve been hearing from readers on the Lower East Side waterfront about increased activity at Basketball City at Pier 36. Tents are up, official cars and trucks, and taxis, plus the appearance of National Guard troops. Apparently, Basketball City has been coordinating with the Economic Development Corp, the Office of […]

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Two Bridges Developers Vow to Appeal Judgement Halting New Towers

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hours after the State Supreme Court ruled in favor of halting three towers in Two Bridges, the developers collectively announced their plans to appeal. Timeline given is “the near future.” The ruling came down from Judge Arthur Engoron Monday evening, favoring the plaintiffs, the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors, in their lawsuit. He found that […]

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Judge Rules in Favor of Community Lawsuit to Halt Two Bridges Towers

Last modified February 25, 2020 at 9:47 am

A state Supreme Court judge yesterday ruled in favor of a year-old community lawsuit to halt the planned development of three luxury towers in Two Bridges. State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the case brought by the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors coalition, found that the slate of skyscrapers is in direct […]

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Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:02 am

A ruptured water main in Two Bridges flooded South Street yesterday afternoon, snarling traffic and evoking flashbacks of past storms. The water main burst beneath the street in the vicinity of 199 South Street, near Dover Street. An enormous river formed, and extended all the way to Pike Slip. Right at the base of the […]

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