Canarsie Tunnel. MTA Photo.

MTA Releases a Few More Details About L Train Repair Plan

The MTA is dribbling out more details about the impact on commuters of the looming Canarsie Tunnel repair project. While the governor canceled the full L Train shutdown, there will still be significant service disruptions when work begins this spring. …

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A Rally for the Return of the Stanton Street Building as a Community Space (Updated)


Here’s one way to spend part of your Valentine’s Day:

WHAT: On Thursday February 14th, Council Member Margaret Chin …

Rivington House, 2/5/2019.

Coming up at Community Board 3: Rivington House, NYC Half, East River Resiliency

Here was the scene at the former Rivington House nursing home yesterday: water pouring out of the building. As you might recall, Mount Sinai Health System signed a letter of intent to take over the scandal-plagued property. …

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Local Groups Try to Boost Turnout For Wednesday Hearing on East River Storm Barrier

Local residents and community organizations are trying to get the word out for tomorrow’s City Council oversight hearing on revised plans for a flood barrier along the East River. …

Photo by Amy Robinson.

Signs of Change in Seward Park

Seward Park is now officially a “Work in Progress.” …

Lower East Side Links

–After 121 years as a print publication, The Forward will go digital only in the spring. [New York Post]

–The city will launch its proposed …


Sunrise Over the East River

Good morning! Puma Perl captured the sun coming up on the Lower East Side yesterday.

Rendering from recent presentation from the city on the revised plan for the East River waterfront.

City Council Will Hold Oversight Hearing on Revised East River Flood Protection Plan

In the community, there are many unanswered questions about the city’s sudden decision to overhaul the plan for a flood barrier along the East River. …

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Following Stroke, Neighbors Come to the Aid of Danny Coffey, “Mayor of Orchard Street”

If you spend any time on lower Orchard Street, you almost certainly know Danny Coffey. …

The governor toured the L Train tunnel in December with engineering experts. Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office.

Cuomo Cancels Full L Train Shutdown; Last Minute Decision Met With Relief and Skepticism

Maybe you were dreading the prospect of 80 buses an hour barreling over the Williamsburg Bridge during rush hour. …

Signs of Christmas

Signs of Christmas

There’s still time to decorate your tree, but not much! This photo is from @alainlevitt, taken yesterday at the corner of Essex and Canal. Send …

Photo: NYC EDC.

Locals, City Officials Celebrate Partial Debut of Pier 35

Photo: NYC EDC.

Local residents and city officials bundled up yesterday morning to celebrate the partial opening of Pier 35, a new recreational space …


Missing Lower East Side Resident: Dean Andrew Ford

You may have seen posters like this one in the neighborhood or on social media. The family of 21-year-old Dean Andrew Ford, a Lower …


Seward Park Reopens After November Storm

The other day we mentioned that Seward Park had been shuttered since last month’s storm. As you might have noticed, the gates are back …

Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Lawsuits Likely After City Planning Commission Approves Mega-Towers in Two Bridges Area

Ignoring pleas from the Lower East Side community and elected officials, the City Planning Commission approved three mega-projects in the Two Bridges area earlier today. Community groups are now threatening a lawsuit. …