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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Threatens Legal Action Over Two Bridges Supertall Towers

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last Friday, local politicans and community leaders held a rally outside the senior center at 80 Rutgers Street to protest the so-called “wall of glass” coming to the Two Bridges waterfront. The media stunt was an effort to push the City Planning Commission to think twice before approving the applications for these monstrous buildings when […]

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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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Soil Sampling Begins for Controversial 1,000-Foot JDS Tower on Cherry Street

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the environmental review process of the Lower East Side waterfront still ongoing, the sight of this familiar construction vehicle outside 80 Rutgers Slip is not reassuring. After all, these Davey Drills are oftentimes the first outwardly visible indication that new development is moving forward. As previously reported, this is the site (247 Cherry) where […]

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JDS Champions Affordability with its 1,000-Foot Luxury Tower on the LES Waterfront

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 9:13 am

It was standing room only last night in Two Bridges, and not for a screening of the Clinton-Trump debate. Rather a community meeting about the incoming 1,000-foot residential tower at 247 Cherry Street brought to the area by JDS Development and SHoP Architects. The assembly itself was civil, albeit tense. How could it not be? […]

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JDS Development to Brief the Community on its Bonkers 1,000-foot Lower East Side Tower this Month

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

The developers of a controversial 1,000-foot tower on Lower East Side waterfront will discuss the project with the community later this month. JDS Development Group – whose plans for the latest coastal blight are hurtling toward city approval sans public review process – scheduled an info session with Community Board 3 later this month. And […]

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The City is About to Screw the LES Waterfront Again with this 1,000-Foot Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

The city will screw the Lower East Side waterfront by allowing this 1,000-foot tower to proceed. Indeed, the Department of City Planning reversed course this week, and will now hear the case for this monstrosity. This despite the ongoing litigation over the contested few parcels on the backside of Extell’s One Manhattan Square. It’s certainly a […]

Developers File Second Lawsuit to Halt 1,000-Foot Supertall Tower on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

That thousand-foot supertall skyscraper on the Lower East Side waterfront was delivered another setback last week. A second lawsuit on the doorstep delivered by a thorn in the proverbial side. Gary Spindler and Roy Schoenberg of Little Cherry LLC – already in court with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund over shirking its […]

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JDS’ Proposed 1,000-Foot LES Tower Halted Due to Ongoing Lawsuit

Posted July 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

In one swift move, the city last month halted what could become the tallest building on the Lower East Side. JDS Development and SHoP Architects cannot proceed with their proposed 1,000-foot residential tower down on the waterfront until an ongoing lawsuit involving the old Pathmark Pharmacy site is settled. Department of City Planning reportedly penned […]

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Behemoth on the Backside: Proposed Cherry Street Tower to Reach 1000 Feet

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Extell tends to hog headlines when conversations arise about the changing skyline on the Lower East Side waterfront. Their market-rate tower – One Manhattan Square – will reach peak height of some 80 stories. But the real behemoth is on the backside, so to speak. The Cherry Street tower that will trounce the nearby senior […]

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This 77-Story Residential Tower ups the Ante on the LES Waterfront; Locals Are Pissed

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Extell is no longer the only game down on the Lower East Side waterfront. And, as usual, it’s at the expense of a low-income community. Last night was the rollout, and it certainly stirred up the hornet’s nest. First, some context. The parcel behind the former Pathmark Pharmacy will sprout a 77-story residential building courtesy […]

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