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LES Synagogue Pursues Removal of Deed Restriction to Redevelop for Residential

Posted November 18, 2019 at 5:06 am

As reported last month, the Lutowisker Synagogue on the eastern fringe of Delancey Street is headed toward redevelopment. The congregation, which owns the building and has been present on the Lower East Side since 1877, hopes to construct housing atop its house of worship. The proposal as it stands is to expand the building at […]

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Baruch Houses Parking Lot to Sprout Senior Housing Development

Posted October 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Infill of another sort on the Lower East Side. The Baruch Houses on Columbia Street will soon convert its tiny parking lot (at Rivington) into a housing development for seniors and the disabled. As part of the federally subsidized “Next Generation Seniors First Housing” initiative, the New York City Housing Authority recently released the Request […]

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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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Shooting in the Vladeck Houses Yesterday Leaves One Man Injured

Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

A shooting in the Vladeck Houses (NYCHA) last night left one man injured, police said. Shortly before 5:00pm yesterday, multiple shots were fired near the intersection of Grand and Jackson Streets. A group of men was reportedly seen fleeing the gunfire, leaving one injured with a bullet wound to the lower abdomen. We are told that, […]

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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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City Seeks Community Input on Conversion of Abandoned Baruch Bathhouse

Last modified March 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

Now approaching its 117th birthday, the Baruch Bathhouse, nicknamed the “White House” by NYCHA-dwellers, may soon return to the ranks of the living after decades of dormancy. Indeed, the facility hasn’t been utilized since the city cemented the place shut in 1975. Well, the Parks Department is looking to issue a “Request for Expression of […]

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The Latest Battle in the City’s Rat War is a ‘Reduction Plan’ Pitched Tonight

Posted August 15, 2017 at 10:19 am

It’s that time of year again. A time when the city is at its breaking point from sweltering summer days; a time when restaurant refuse cooks in discarded garbage bags; a time when the vermin scamper out of the woodwork. While the two former plights can’t really be controlled, there are some steps that can […]

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Playing Stickball on Rutgers Street [PHOTOS]

Posted August 14, 2017 at 9:53 am

It was like walking into an old black-and-white photograph. A game of stickball on the street – outside Rutgers Houses – with the Manhattan Bridge in the background. A fleeting moment of old school Lower East Side. The Saturday afternoon block party was a NYCHA event complete with cookout, music, and tables of advertising.

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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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