Crews Begin Chipping Away at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol’s South Tower

Here are the latest photos from Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the fire-ravaged synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. that is slowing being dismantled.

The project, which …


A Blanket of Snow in East River Park

Alan LeNoble took this photo this morning at the East River Bandshell.

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L Train Shutdown Plans Unveiled; Prepare For Big Impact Above and Below Delancey Street

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation yesterday released their plan for dealing with the looming L Train shutdown. …

Essex Crossing Site 2; 115 Delancey St.

Housing Lottery Opens For 98 Below-Market Apartments at Essex Crossing’s 115 Delancey St.

The city today opened a housing lottery for 98 rental apartments at 115 Delancey St., part of the big Essex Crossing project. …

50 Clinton St.

Report Shows Condo Prices Rose on the Lower East Side More Than in Any Other Neighborhood This Year

According to CityRealty’s year-end Manhattan market report, condo prices rose more on the Lower East Side in 2017 than in any other neighborhood. …

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 5/145 Clinton St. Moso Studio.

Essex Crossing Building Named For Sonny Rollins; 3-Bedrooms Will Cost You $8450/Month

Delancey Street Associates, the group building Essex Crossing, has decided to name a 15-story residential/commercial building at 145 Clinton St. for Sonny Rollins. …

Rendering: Essex Street Market.

Coming to the New Essex Street Market: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, Harlem Shambles (Butcher), Zerza Reboot

The city’s Economic Development Corp. (EDC) announced today a few of the new vendors joining the Essex Street Market when it opens an expanded facility as part of the Essex Crossing project next year. …

One Manhattan Square towers over the Two Bridges neighborhood.

City Council Approves Bill to Increase Transparency For Urban Renewal Areas

The New York City Council yesterday approved a bill sponsored by local Council member Margaret Chin to require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire. …

7th Precinct Community Council meeting. Nov. 6, 2017.

Grand/Clinton Street Gridlock: Here’s What DOT’s Borough Commissioner Said Last Week

7th Precinct Community Council meeting. Nov. 6, 2017.

A standing room only crowd turned out at the 7th Precinct last Wednesday evening to ask …


A Few More Saturday Snow Photos

Our first snow storm of the season on Saturday was no big deal. Four inches recorded in Central Park. Before we bundle up for …


(Photos) A Saturday Snow Storm

Snow covered branches in Seward Park and at the Seward Park Library…


SantaCon Officially Skips the Lower East Side, But We’re Still Doomed

First the good news: No Lower East Side establishments are included on SantaCon’s 2017 list of participating bars.

Now the bad news: Nine East …

Basketball City/Pier 36, Dec. 21.  A gathering of the Satmar Hasidic organization  caused major parking and traffic problems.

Satmar Dinner Returns to Pier 36; Local Residents Protest Street Closure Permit

During the past couple of days, we have heard from local residents who are outraged about a huge event returning to Pier 36/Basketball City this coming weekend. …

Rendering by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects.

City Moves Forward With Senior Housing Plan at the Elizabeth Street Garden (Updated)

The city is turning to Pennrose Properties, Habitat for Humanity and the Brooklyn-based non-profit RiseBoro to develop senior housing on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden. …


Good Morning!

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 | Here’s the view from Division and Canal streets. | Weather: Cloudy and breezy today with a high of 44 …