LaGuardia Houses

The Pile of Rubble that was the LaGuardia Bathhouse

Posted September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

It had been dormant since the 1970s. Now it’s a pile of rubble. The LaGuardia Bathhouse – built in 1909 – met its unceremonious end last week after months of demolition work. A backhoe currently sits atop the heap of century-old masonry, clearing the site for an empty field. As previously reported, the city quietly […]

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Demolition of 1909 LaGuardia Bathhouse is Underway

Posted July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s been standing on the Lower East Side for 110 years. And now it’s coming down. Brick by antique brick. The long-dormant LaGuardia Bathhouse, situated just off Madison Street near the Little Flower Playground, is currently undergoing demolition. All because the city decided to change up its coastal resiliency plan that results in the closure […]

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More Market-Rate Housing for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Tower in LaGuardia Houses

Posted April 26, 2019 at 5:04 am

More market rate housing than previously believed is coming to the proposed tower inside the LaGuardia Houses complex. In the year since the city released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the project, there has been little progress to note. As previously stated, the cash-strapped NYCHA pitched the mixed-income rental tower as part of their […]

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110-Year-Old LES Bathhouse Deemed Unstable, to be Demolished for Turf Field

Posted February 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

The LaGuardia Bathhouse, a Lower East Side relic abandoned since the 1970s, is to be demolished in the coming months, and replaced with a new playing field. The city quietly determined in mid-December that the crumbling building, situated alongside the Little Flower Playground on Madison Street, is not structurally sound and at risk of collapse. […]

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City Releases RFP for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Housing Tower at LaGuardia Houses

Posted March 5, 2018 at 5:06 am

That new 35-story tower at the LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side is one step closer to happening. The city last week released its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to construct another beast of a development near the waterfront. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing the mixed-income rental tower as part of their […]

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Why NYCHA Chose LaGuardia Houses for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Infill

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

NYCHA infill is no longer called as much. Henceforth, the city refers to it as “NextGeneration Neighborhoods.” Here at home, it’s the LaGuardia Houses that will soon receive the tower-in-the-park treatment, so to speak. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing a 35-story mixed-income rental building with approximately 500 apartments (at 50-50 affordable to […]

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NYCHA Plans 35-Story Mixed Market-Rate, Affordable Tower Behind LaGuardia Houses

Last modified May 1, 2017 at 11:46 am

Even the New York City Housing Authority is capitalizing on the Lower East Side waterfront boom. Cash-strapped NYCHA is bringing market rate housing into its backyard with a mixed-use project slated for LaGuardia Houses on the Lower East Side. It’s a “towers in the park” plan (i.e. “Infill”) that will help raise revenue for outdated […]

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Pokemon Trainers Wanted for NYCHA’s ‘Digital Van’ at La Guardia Houses

Last modified September 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Later on this afternoon, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)’s Digital Van is joining the beloved gaming frenzy and will be at the Pokéstop located at La Guardia Houses. Pokémon Go fans (aka “trainers”) are invited to join in as these pocket monsters are “lured to La Guardia Houses” and all that this entails. […]

Of Lower East Side Hovels and Housing Projects – Surveying the Slums [HISTORY]

Posted March 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

Tear down the old, build up the new. Down with rotten antiquated rat holes. Down with hovels, down with disease, down with firetraps, let in the sun, let in the sky, a new day is dawning, a new life, a new America. —Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Today we visit how the best laid plans can […]

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Large Brawl at Rutgers and Madison Caught on Camera [VIDEO]

Posted July 19, 2013 at 10:25 am

Sometime earlier this week, there was a fairly large neighborhood brawl near the intersection of Rutgers and Madison Streets.

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