Rendering of 60 Norfolk St. Dattner Architects.

CB3 Land Use Committee Tonight Hears From Developers Seeking to Redevelop Norfolk Street Synagogue Site

Community Board 3’s land use committee tonight will take up several significant development issues. First off, there will be an informational briefing from the team behind a 30-story proposed residential complex on the site of Beth Hamedrah Hagadol, the fire-ravaged synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. …

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 4/140 Essex St. Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle.

Info Session Scheduled as Next Essex Crossing Affordable Housing Lottery Looms

In the very near future, another affordable housing lottery will open for Essex Crossing. The city and Delancey Street Associates, which is developing the Lower East Side mega-project, are poised to open applications for 92 senior apartments at 140 Essex St. …

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P.S. 110 Hosts 4th Annual Lower “Eats” Side Festival This Saturday

Our friends at PS 10 are hosting a tasty fundraiser this weekend featuring home-cooked food from more than 20 countries, prepared by the school’s …

Rendering: New Metro Acres Market on Clinton Street. For illustrative purposes only (signage design has not yet been approved).

Fine Fare to Be Replaced With Metro Acres Market

A new grocery, Metro Acres Market, will be replacing the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton St. The space, located between East Broadway and Grand Street, is owned by the Seward Park Cooperative. …

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

Residents Win a Round in Court Over Two Bridges Mega-Towers

A big victory in State Supreme Court yesterday for local residents fighting to block four mega-towers in the Two Bridges area. The judge extended a temporary restraining order, …

Rendering: NYC resiliency presentation.

Land Use Hearings For East Side Resiliency Plan Happening This Month

There are a couple of opportunities this month to participate in the public review process for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. As you may know, the city’s plan to protect the Lower East Side from future storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy has been met with heavy criticism. …

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Groundbreaking at Seward Park: $6.4 Million Revamp Underway

All smiles this past Friday morning as Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Lower East Side community leaders celebrated the start of a major renovation …

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NYU Furman Report Tracks Lower East Side Gentrification

The NYU Furman Center this week released its annual report, The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods. As usual, there are some …

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Celebrate Groundbreaking for Seward Park Renovation Friday Morning

Much of Seward Park has been shrouded in construction fencing in recent weeks, as the city begins a major renovation project there. On Friday …

14a bus on Grand Street. File photo.

MTA Agrees to Retain Local Bus Service on M14A Line

Local activists and community activists are celebrating the MTA’s decision to retain at least some local service on the M14 A and D lines through the Lower East Side. …

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 …

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. …

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M14 Bus Changes Still a Mystery Days Before L Train “Slowdown”

Those dreaded service changes on the L Train are just three days away, but we still don’t know exactly how the M14 bus lines …

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The Fog Rolls In

Good morning! Jay Frank sent along this photo taken a week ago. Seemed appropriate as we await more rain today and over the weekend. …

180 Broome St. Photo courtesy of Delancey Street Associates.

Essex Crossing Tower at 180 Broome St. Tops Off at 26 Stories

Another building at Essex Crossing has been “topped off.” Delancey Street Associates, the developers of the mega-project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area, announced yesterday …