Pilot Projects

City Planting New Trees on Orchard Street Ahead of Revitalization

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street denizens south of Grand may have noticed the broken concrete along the sidewalks. Specific sections were targeted, then jackhammered into submission. So far, the rubble remains. What the eff is going on, you ask? These temporary pitfalls represent sites chosen for new trees, but the contractors didn’t follow protocol to clean up the […]

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New Pedestrian Plaza Envisioned for the Intersection of Orchard and Broome

Last modified September 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

The broad-strokes master plan is to completely change the face of Orchard Street from the Hell Square hotel zone of East Houston to the Chinatown bus depot of Canal. At the helm of this titanic endeavor is the Lower East Side BID, which hopes to “create a safer more enjoyable environment” for residents, merchants, and […]

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Recap: Streetscape ‘Visioning Workshop’ for the Future of Orchard Street

Posted February 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Do you love or hate neckdowns, bike corrals and bollards? (Also, do you know what they are?) Last night the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local design firm Pilot Projects, presented a “visioning workshop” for the future of Orchard Street. Welcoming ideas from both residents and business owners, the event, […]

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