Waterfront Development

The Fight Against the Two Bridges Towers is Far from Over [OP-ED]

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

The following editorial was written by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Councilwoman Margaret Chin would like you to believe the Lower East Side and Chinatown are dead. That she tried courageously to save our community from being demolished by four mega-towers, yet the Appellate court wouldn’t let her prevail. Though, […]

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Appeals Court Reverses Decision Blocking Two Bridges Towers

Posted August 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

In a major upset, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court yesterday sided with a gaggle of developers in the long-running dispute over four skyscrapers on the Lower East Side waterfront. The verdict reversed the lower court ruling that had essentially blocked the wall of glass from happening. State Supreme Court Judge Arthur […]

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Beleaguered One Manhattan Square Slashes Prices 20% Amidst COVID-19

Posted May 4, 2020 at 5:18 am

Already in a crunch before COVID-19 came ashore, Extell is now resorting to further desperate measures at the gargantuan One Manhattan Square. For a “limited time,” the large quantity of unsold inventory at the luxury development is discounted up to 20-percent. What the PR spin-doctors are calling a “price incentive.” This new incentive is intended […]

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Two Bridges Developers Vow to Appeal Judgement Halting New Towers

Posted February 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Hours after the State Supreme Court ruled in favor of halting three towers in Two Bridges, the developers collectively announced their plans to appeal. Timeline given is “the near future.” The ruling came down from Judge Arthur Engoron Monday evening, favoring the plaintiffs, the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors, in their lawsuit. He found that […]

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Judge Rules in Favor of Community Lawsuit to Halt Two Bridges Towers

Last modified February 25, 2020 at 9:47 am

A state Supreme Court judge yesterday ruled in favor of a year-old community lawsuit to halt the planned development of three luxury towers in Two Bridges. State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the case brought by the Lower East Side Organized Neighbors coalition, found that the slate of skyscrapers is in direct […]

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First Glimpse of the ‘Adult Tree House’ at Extell’s One Manhattan Square

Posted February 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

The outdoor amenities long-promised for Extell’s so-called vertical village of One Manhattan Square are finally in focus. The pedestal on which the 815-foot skyscraper sits also boasts what marketing materials refer to as an “urban oasis.” Designed by landscape architects West 8, the 45,000 square-foot backyard is apparently “inspired by the squares and parks of […]

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Imagine if this 96-Story ‘RiverArch’ on the LES Stained the Skyline

Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Given the gold rush mentality on the Lower East Side waterfront, it’s not surprising to see another bunkers development proposed. A so-called RiverArch all-purpose development to span the East River just north of the Manhattan Bridge. Conceived by Scott Baker, the futuristic plan is part bridge-part apartment building. The 96-story RiverArch would house thousands of apartments, a […]

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Two Bridges Developers Plan to Appeal Court Ruling on LES Mega-Towers

Posted August 5, 2019 at 5:04 am

Well, this was certainly inevitable. No sooner did the Supreme Court force the land review process on three controversial Lower East Side towers than the developers announced intentions to appeal. Last Thursday afternoon, State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of New York City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in their […]

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Judge Rules in Favor of Public Review Process for Two Bridges Mega-Towers

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

Another defeat for developers in the battle for the Lower East Side waterfront. Yesterday afternoon, State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron ruled in favor of New York City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in their lawsuit against the city, which contends that the three proposed mega-developments in the Two Bridges neighborhood must go […]

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Judge Halts Two Bridges Megatowers After Hearing 3 Lawsuits

Posted June 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A state Supreme Court judge yesterday extended a temporary halt on a slate of controversial Two Bridges waterfront towers, following a day of testimony on three separate lawsuits accusing the city of illegally approving the $4.5 billion developments. Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the cases, issued an injunction against the developers behind three super-tall […]

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