Lowline rendering; courtesy of Raad Studio/James Ramsey.

Say So Long to the Lowline: Underground Park Proposal Goes Dormant

The Lowline, an audacious plan to create an underground park on the Lower East Side, made a big splash when it was first proposed in 2011. But it faded during the past couple of years without so much as a whimper. …

Essex Crossing Site 4, 180 Broome St. Rendering by Handel Architects.

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens For 121 Apartments at Essex Crossing’s 180 Broome St.

The City of New York and the developers of Essex Crossing have just opened the affordable housing lottery for 121 apartments at 180 Broome St. …

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Seward Park Improvements

The $6 million renovation of Seward Park was completed several weeks ago, and people in the neighborhood have been enjoying the much-improved plaza linking …

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Another Company Seeks Permit For Bus Stop Used By Operator in Fatal Crash

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 3’s transportation committee will consider an application from an additional bus operator seeking to use a curbside location at …

Bus stop at 59 Canal St., The bus in this photo is operated by a different company with no apparent ties to the crash in Pennsylvania.

Five Killed in Pennsylvania Bus Crash; Operator Uses Lower East Side Curbside Location

Bus stop at 59 Canal St., The bus in this photo is operated by a different company with no apparent ties to the crash …

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Happening at Community Board 3 in January 2020

We’re shifting into holiday mode, but soon 2020 will be here and it will be time to turn our attention back to Community Board …

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This is What’s Ahead For Community Board 3 in December

Most of us are still in holiday mode, but beginning next week Community Board 3 will be back to work. Here’s a look at …

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Essex Crossing Panel Discussion Takes Place Dec. 5

Coming up on Thursday, Dec. 5, the developers of Essex Crossing and community collaborators will participate in a panel discussion (“Private Means to Public …

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“How I Learned” Live Storytelling Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary

“How I Learned,” the live storytelling and reading series that began on the Lower East Side, is celebrating their 10th anniversary at Caveat (21 Clinton St.) on Thursday, Nov. 21st. …

Photo via Twitter/@jeremyunger1.

City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street. …

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What The New York Times Got Wrong About Essex Crossing

The other day in The New York Times, architecture critic Michael Kimmelman called the Essex Crossing project, “one of New York’s most promising new …

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East River Angst

Good morning! Activists on the Lower East Side are gearing up for today’s City Council hearing on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan. They’re …

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

CB3 in November: East River Resiliency, Synagogue Deed Restriction, Lebanese Bakery on Grand Street

It’s November! How did that happen? Let’s take a look at what’s coming up at Community Board 3 this month. …

Photo: NYC Emergency Management.

Construction Worker Killed in Tragic Accident at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Development Site

Tragedy struck once again this week at the site that once housed the Lower East Side’s Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue. …

Photos by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photo Office.

Mayor Announces Lower East Side Late Night Quality of Life Improvement Plan

Mayor de Blasio and his minions yesterday came to Max Fish, the Orchard Street bar, to talk up his new “late night quality of life improvement plan.” …