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Tropical Storm Ida Floods the Lower East Side

Posted September 2, 2021 at 5:04 am

Last night, nearly ten years to the day that Hurricane Irene pillaged the city, its cousin Ida did just the same. Record flooding. The tropical storm kicked up flood warnings and tornado watches right in the proverbial backyard. Reports indicate that the city took on over four inches of rainfall during the historic overnight storm. […]

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The Van Gogh Immersion on South Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

When I was fifteen, I was flipping through posters in my local music store at the mall, and I paused on a print of the most vibrant blues and yellows – a swirling night sky. It hit me – I didn’t know anything about art, the painting, or the painter, but I knew I was […]

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LES Van Gogh Exhibit Seeks Approval for Onsite ‘Absinthe Bar’ at Pier 36

Posted June 7, 2021 at 5:00 am

The “Immersive Van Gogh Experience” at Pier 36 is underway. As are plans for an on-site drinking experience. This past weekend was the so-called soft-launch, with the exhibit available for press and community previews. Crowds flocked to the 70,000 square-foot pavilion on South Street (also known as Basketball City) to view the much-anticipated happening.  On […]

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City Deploys Vaccine Bus to ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Today, the city is teaming up with the much anticipated exhibit, “Immersive Van Gogh,” in the name of vaccination. The show that is bringing the famous Dutch artist’s masterpieces to life via 500,000 cubic-feet projections at Pier 36, is hosting an on-site Mobile Vaccine Bus this weekend. It’s part of the City’s latest initiative, Youth […]

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Judge Denies Final Appeal by Opponents of the Two Bridges Development

Posted May 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

The years-running community effort to derail development of the Two Bridges waterfront ended in crushing defeat yesterday. The New York Court of Appeals declined to hear cases from community groups that had previously sued to stop the four mega-towers from the coastline. This rejection arrives three months after the developers successfully overturned the case on […]

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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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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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Appeals Court Overturns Verdicts that Blocked Two Bridges Towers

Last modified February 17, 2021 at 9:05 am

The years-long battle to erect enormous skyscrapers along the Two Bridges waterfront is edging closer to victory. In its decision, the Appellate Court yesterday sided with the city/developers in two related community-based lawsuits, reversing the February 2020 decision that halted construction of four new towers along the coastline. (The court hearing was two weeks ago.) […]

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Report: Assault Suspect Dove into East River from Pier 35 to Evade Cops

Posted February 9, 2021 at 5:15 am

A man wanted for assaulting someone outside the LaGuardia Houses last Thursday tried to evade cops by jumping into the frigid East River. Officers fished 24-year-old Dashawn Carter of Staten Island from the frigid waters off Pier 35. Carter had been involved in an altercation twenty minutes earlier outside the housing complex on Clinton Street. He […]

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