Displacement

Discovery of Asbestos at 85 Bowery Delays Return of Displaced Tenants

Last modified March 21, 2018 at 8:03 am

The discovery of asbestos during rehabilitation efforts at 85 Bowery has thrown a wrench in the timeline of return for exiled tenants. Roughly one hundred tenants (mostly low-income) remain homeless, now two months after the city ordered their eviction. This is all part of the latest chapter in a nasty dispute with controversial landlord Joseph […]

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LES Pre-Gold Rush: A Map

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:46 am

For some reason, Google Maps has decided against updating its satellite feed of NYC. And glad are we they didn’t. The current map dates back at least a few years, so it’s cool to see a static image of recent city history. Especially for an area undergoing such massive structural and cultural shifts that the […]