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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 It’s a “towers in the park” plan (i.e. “Infill”) that will help raise revenue for outdated […]

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Lower East Side Employment Network Hosting ‘Job Training Expo’ Tomorrow

Last modified February 22, 2017 at 6:14 am

Dust off those resumes. This week, the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is hosting a Job Training Expo. The workshop aims to directly connect job seekers with both training and employment opportunities in the hospitality/food and bev industries. Thus outlining a career path for prospective candidates. It’s a smart venture on LESEN’s part, as there […]

Redefining Public Space at the Lillian Wald Houses

Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

The Lillian Wald Houses are in the process of getting a revamped green community space along Avenue D. The project, “Opening the Edge,” has been in the works since September 2016, and is part of a larger program called The Energetic City: Connectivity in the Public Realm. The aim here is to breathe life into the city “by connecting […]

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Flood Lights on Avenue C These Days Akin to Supermax Prison, Locals Argue

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:15 am

Alphabet City public housing along the FDR is lined with NYPD mobile flood lights. Just walk on by or travel southbound on the Drive and you’ll easily see the daylight-at-night conditions. It’s easily visible from blocks around. But what of the folks living in and around this area? One fed-up neighbor wrote to us about […]

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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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Senator Squadron Hails New Rutgers Houses Sidewalk and Updated Security at Baruch Addition

Posted October 21, 2015 at 5:16 am

Rarely does a sidewalk attract so much political attention. But, nevertheless, here we are twice in the last two months (counting the Allen Street Mall, of course). Monday morning, the concrete outside the Rutgers Houses was turned into a photo op for the electeds. Namely, State Senator Squadron who celebrated its replacement. The sidewalks around the […]

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‘The Wolfpack’ Documentary About Teens Isolated in LES Housing Projects Wins Top Honors at Sundance

Posted February 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Lower East Side scored substantial exposure at the Sundance Film Festival this year with The Wolfpack. This film – created by director Crystal Moselle – won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. The Wolfpack chronicles the sheltered existence of seven siblings in a cramped NYCHA apartment on Delancey Street. The Angulo clan – […]

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NYCHA Residents Demand An End to Controversial Land Lease; Protest Banners Hung Around the City

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

NYCHA natives are getting restless in these, the final days of Bloomberg’s reign. Two weeks ago, State Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kern dismissed City Council’s lawsuit against the cash-strapped Housing Authority and its controversial infill plan, which proposes predominantly market rate housing on eight existing complexes. An apparent win for the outgoing administration. Meanwhile, grassroots retaliation continues to […]

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2A No Longer Projecting Films on Avenue A

Posted October 14, 2013 at 6:05 am

An East Village tradition has ended; blame the city. Word is trickling down the pike that bar 2A just discontinued its longstanding and beloved practice of nighttime film projections. A Boogie birdie relays the unfortunate news that the city recently issued a cease-and-desist letter to the corner bar at 25 Avenue A. Rare movies and other […]

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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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