Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Mayor is Urged to Use His Influence on Rivington House Developers

Mayor de Blasio bristled at a Lower East Side town hall meeting last night when the inevitable question came about his administration’s handling of Rivington House. …

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Sometimes City Hall Moves Fast: Clinton Street Traffic Agents on the Job Today

At last night’s town hall meeting hosted by Mayor de Blasio on the Lower East Side, local residents asked all sorts of questions about big picture issues, as well as hyperlocal concerns. …

Rivington House, 45 Rivington St., June 21, 2017.

Rivington House Developers Begin “Exploratory” Work, as Mayor Heads to LES For Town Hall

As The Lo-Down first reported May 30, the Department of Buildings has allowed the owners of the Rivington House building to perform “exploratory work” for future renovations. …

Image from handout provided by Howard L. Zimmerman Architects.

CB3’s Landmarks Panel Urges Preservation of Fire-Ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

A structural engineer working for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol says the fire-ravaged synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. is in “dire” condition, and saving even small portions of the Lower East Side landmark will require a lot of effort and more than a little luck. …

City Council member Margaret Chin questioned city officials during a hearing June 15.

City Officials Grilled on Two Bridges Mega-Towers During City Council Hearing

A hearing (watch the video) was held last week on City Council member Margaret Chin’s legislation that would require the city to notify communities when urban renewal areas are set to expire. …

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, 60 Norfolk St.

Department of Buildings Declares Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Unstable

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, 60 Norfolk St.

The Department of Buildings (DOB) has determined that the remains of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the historic Lower East …

December 2016 event at Basketball City.

Next Week’s NBA Show, Drake Performance Lead to Lockdown at Pier 36

December 2016 event at Basketball City.

Mark your calendar. Monday, June 26 (one week from today) will be an excellent day to stay far …

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, 60 Norfolk St.

Demolition Application Filed For Fire Ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

There’s some sad but unsurprising news to report this morning about Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the Lower East Side synagogue destroyed in a May 14 fire. …

The mayor visited small businesses in the Bronx this past month. Photo: NYC Mayor's Office.

Mayor Returns to the Scene of the Crime: Lower East Side Town Hall Slated For June 21

The Lower East Side is, of course, where one of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biggest first term embarrassments played out (the Rivington House debacle) …

Pier 35 under construction. Photo by Instagram user djprybyl.

Thorny Waterfront Issues to be Discussed at Thursday CB3 Meeting

Pier 35 under construction. Photo by Instagram user djprybyl.

When it coms to the East River waterfront, there are always two predictable themes: (1) …

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NYU Furman Center Report: State of the Lower East Side

The NYU Furman Center is out with its annual report, “State of New York City’s Housing & Neighborhoods.” …

145 Clinton St. Essex Crossing Site 5.

93,361 Applications Received For First 104 Affordable Apartments at Essex Crossing

A lot of people apparently want to live in an apartment at Essex Crossing, the large mixed-use project now under construction in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. …

Patti Smith was the star on the show at the Public Hotel's opening bash.

The Beautiful People Come Out to Celebrate Schrager’s Public Hotel

Ian Schrager channeled his old Studio 54 days Tuesday night at an invite-only opening of his new Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie St. …

Steve Croman after his surrender May 9, 2016.

Landlord Steve Croman Pleads Guilty; He’ll Serve One Year in Prison

New York City landlord Steve Croman, who owns numerous Lower East Side buildings, pleaded guilty today to fraudulently refinancing loans and committing tax fraud. …

Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, May 14. Photo by Richard Brennan.

Teen Accused in Synagogue Fire Returns to Courthouse; No Case Filed Today

A teenager arrested in connection with a fire that decimated the historic Lower East Side synagogue, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, was back in family court this morning. …