Lower East Side Links

–As the city continues to plan for the closure of East River Park for up to five years, bureaucrats are floating plans to upgrade a …

Lower East Side Links

–The Allure Group has until 2022 to comply with an agreement struck with the state attorney general to open a health care facility on the …

Eric Suh of New Star Fish Market on the final day of the old Essex Street Market.

Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …

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–Supporters and opponents of a senior housing project on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden squared off at the City Council. [Patch]

–Tenants and …

Lower East Side Links

–The battle for affordable housing on the site of the Elizabeth Street Garden heads for the City Council today. [Curbed]

–Lower East Side seniors rally …

Pier 42.

CB3 in May: Pier 42 Update, Rivington House Settlement, Clinton Street Traffic Plans

Here’s a look at some of the issues Community Board 3 will be taking up in May: –On Thursday, May 16 at a meeting of the parks committee, officials from the city’s Economic Development Corp. will update progress at Pier 42, which is very slowly becoming a new recreational area. …

Lower East Side Links

–The dreaded L Train slowdown is upon us. [AM New York]

–Previously the de Blasio administration sought proposals for a 50/50 affordable/market rate rental tower …

Lower East Side Links

–The grand opening party at the new Essex Street Market will be held May 18. Meanwhile, your last day to visit the vendors in the …

Lower East Side Links

–Citing “low wages, scarce benefits, and unstable working conditions,” workers at the Tenement Museum vote to unionize. [Hyperallergic]

–A proposal to add a nickel surcharge …

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–The New Museum files plans for a 7-story expansion. [The Real Deal]

–It appears that two East Broadway synagogue buildings, Sharis Adath Israel and the …

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–More than 20 former SPURA tenants have moved into buildings at Essex Crossing, but they have had to fight for their “right of return” every …

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Lower East Side Mobilizes Against M14 Bus Changes

No one was very impressed with the MTA’s “Open House” at the 7th Precinct the other night, in which planned changes in the M14a …

Lower East Side Links

–The most depressing real estate project on the Lower East Side, the redevelopment of the old Sunshine Cinema, is moving forward. East End Capital and …

Lower East Side Links

–Police make an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a resident at an East 9th Street shelter. [Patch]

–Local activists push back against the mayor’s …

Lower East Side Links

–A bus driver was arrested after a fatal bus crash in Virginia that left two people dead. The bus was operated by Tao Travel under …