Waterfront Development

Lands End II Tenants Demand Transparency Over Parking Lot Closure Related to New Towers

Last modified April 30, 2021 at 2:27 pm

Tenants at Lands End II on the Lower East Side waterfront are faced with a difficult prospect in the literal backyard. The rear perimeter parking lot is the stage for a gargantuan 700-foot development, and now those car owners are essentially out of luck. Buts it’s the messaging that has some residents worried. Related Companies, […]

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On the Lower East Side Waterfront, the Fight is Not Over [OP-ED]

Posted April 27, 2021 at 5:09 am

The following Op-Ed was written by Tenants United Fighting for Lower East Side (TUFF-LES), a waterfront group aimed at “preserving affordability, appropriate and diverse commercial and residential community development, disaster recovery preparedness, resiliency and environmental quality.” Fellow New Yorkers, residents of the Two Bridges Waterfront Community: As you may or may not know, since 2016 […]

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Developer to Close Lands End II Parking Lot by Month End for New 700-Foot Towers

Last modified April 19, 2021 at 10:17 am

Not two months after the Appellate Court overturned community lawsuits stopping the Two Bridges mega-developments, one of said projects is now moving forward. Tenants of the Lands End II housing complex were informed, via letter, that the rear parking lot will close by the end of April to make way for the 700-foot megatowers by […]

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Appeals Court Overturns Verdicts that Blocked Two Bridges Towers

Last modified February 17, 2021 at 9:05 am

The years-long battle to erect enormous skyscrapers along the Two Bridges waterfront is edging closer to victory. In its decision, the Appellate Court yesterday sided with the city/developers in two related community-based lawsuits, reversing the February 2020 decision that halted construction of four new towers along the coastline. (The court hearing was two weeks ago.) […]

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Appellate Court to Hear Community Lawsuit that Halted Development of Two Bridges Towers

Posted January 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

Down on the Two Bridges waterfront, the future of three super-tall residential projects will soon be decided. Indeed, it took a year, but a community-led lawsuit is now on appeal, with a court date set for next week. You’ll recall that a consortium of community groups under the banner of Lower East Side Organized Neighbors […]

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Lands End II Complex Sold to Related for $435M

Last modified November 19, 2020 at 7:38 pm

Related Companies finalized a deal this week to acquire two Section 8 affordable housing properties on the Lower East Side waterfront. The $435 million transaction for Lands End II at 265-275 Cherry Street, first reported by the Real Deal, is touted as one of the largest multifamily deals to go through since the outset of […]

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One Manhattan Square Shows off 45K Square-Foot Private Garden with Tree House

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:04 am

Crime might be spiking at one of Extell’s properties on the Lower East Side waterfront, but its luxury tower, One Manhattan Square, continues to bask in amenities. Specifically, its new garden area, which is touted as the largest private outdoor garden space in the city. At 45,000 square-feet, the West 8-designed yard features a furnished […]

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Tenants Fearful of Uptick in Crime at Extell’s Affordable Building on Cherry Street

Last modified October 6, 2020 at 7:34 pm

[Updated below] While real estate speculation along the Lower East Side waterfront continues, albeit gradually due to ongoing lawsuits, one skyline newcomer is reportedly plagued with crime. For Extell Development Corp. the plan from the get-go was two as-of-right towers at Cherry Street and Pike Slip. One Manhattan Square being the crown jewel with million-dollar […]

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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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