Rendering of East River Park at Delancey Street as envisioned by city planners.

Hearing Tonight on East River Coastal Resiliency Plan

There’s another chance tonight to voice your opinion about the city’s revamped plans to build a flood protection system along the East River. …

Rendering of latest East River coastal resiliency scheme.

Community Board 3 in July: More East River Resiliency Talks, Essex Crossing Land Use Changes

Rendering of latest East River coastal resiliency scheme.

Before we head off for the Fourth of July holiday, here’s a look at what’s happening …

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New Select Bus Service Comes to 14th Street/Lower East Side July 1

Here’s a reminder about some significant changes coming to the M14 A and D bus lines beginning on Monday, July 1.

Starting next week, …

Lower East Side Links

–Notorious East Village landlord Raphael Toledano will pay $3 million to settle a tenant harassment lawsuit. [Crain’s]

–An entity associated with the Modell sporting goods’ …

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

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For Essex Crossing’s 140 Essex St.

The affordable housing lottery for the next Essex Crossing building just got underway. Seniors (62+) may now apply for 84 low-income studio apartments at 140 Essex St. …

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. …

PS 110 fundraiser

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. …