45 Rivington St.

Rivington House Owner Backs Out of Brooklyn Real Estate Deal

One of the firms entangled in the Rivingon House mess is walking away from another real estate deal in Brooklyn. …

175 Delancey St.; Site 6 of Essex Crossing. Photo by Delancey Street Associates.

Essex Crossing Team Celebrates “Topping Out” of First Building

One day last week, a flag went up on the roof of 175 Delancey St., signaling the “topping out” of the first of nine buildings in the big Essex Crossing project. …

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Big Tower Crane Goes Up on Site 2 of Essex Crossing

There’s a new addition to the Lower East Side skyline this morning. …

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Healthcare Union Played Major Role in Rivington House Deal

The Wall Street Journal today is taking a closer look at a powerful labor union’s role in persuading the de Blasio administration to lift …

247 Cherry St. (right) alongside Extell's One Manhattan Square. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

City Rejects Request For Full-Scale Land Use Process in Two Bridges Area

The Department of City Planning (DCP) has turned down a request from several elected officials for a ULURP in the Two Bridges area. …

Maureen Cooke with her son, Mark Xavier Lewis.

“My Markie” | A Mother Remembers Her Son (A Tribute to Mark Xavier Lewis)

Until a few days ago, I didn’t know Maureen Cooke well; we had really never talked much… Scrolling through my Facebook feed last week, I stopped at Maureen’s post: “This is the hardest day of my life.” …

Lower East Side Links

–Four suspects were arrested in an alleged blessing scheme in Chinatown. Cops said “one woman was ripped off of $280,000 and jewelry on Grand Street.” …

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Council Member Mendez, Samy Mahfar Face Off Over Zoning Change

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Following a victory at the City Planning Commission, developer Samy Mahfar took his battle to rezone a portion of East …

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Norfolk, Broome Street Closures For Essex Crossing Project This Week (Updated)

Construction on the Essex Crossing development sites will force the closure of Norfolk Street tomorrow evening.

You might have seen the signs. Both the …

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Firefighters Rescue Rooftop Carouser From Chimney at 17 Allen St.

The tabloids and local television stations had fun over the weekend with this one. …

255 East Houston St., March 2016.

Public Hearing Next Week on Mahfar’s East Houston Street Rezoning Application

City Council member Rosie Mendez is encouraging locals to show up next week at a City Council hearing on a proposed zoning change along a two-and-a-half block stretch of East Houston Street. …

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Mayor Approves Co-naming Part of Broome Street as “Hy Genee Way”

It was a happy day yesterday for the family and friends of Hy Genee, the longtime leader of Kehila Kedosha Janina, the historic Greek Jewish synagogue on the Lower East Side. …

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Lower East Side Partnership Conducts Community Needs Survey

The Lower East Side Partnership is kicking off a community engagement initiative this week, one of the first steps in evaluating whether to move …

45 Rivington St.

Comptroller’s Office Cites Mayor’s Management Failures in Rivington House Fiasco

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer released a report today showing that Rivington House was lost as a community facility due to communication breakdowns and inattention by the de Blasio administration. …

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The Mayor’s Bad Week Ends in Another Rivington House Grilling

It hasn’t been a great week for Mayor de Blasio. He was marginalized at the Democratic National Convention. There was a steady stream of negative stories about the Rivington House scandal on he Lower East Side. Today, once again, he was on the defensive during an appearance on WNYC Radio. …