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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.” …

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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Rikers Island With Four Borough-Based Jails

The New York City Council made a momentous decision Thursday intended to shutter Rikers Island and replace the infamous prison with four borough-based jails, …

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–Police and social workers have had a difficult time piecing together the identities and life stories of the four homeless men murdered this past weekend …

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After Brutal Murders of Homeless Men in Chinatown, Mayor is Urged to Take Bold Action

The horrifying murders of four homeless men in Chinatown early Saturday are generating national news headlines and renewed pleas for a comprehensive strategy to …

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

Revised East River Flood Protection Plans Met With More Local Skepticism

In response to neighborhood opposition to the city’s plans for a flood barrier in East River Park, the de Blasio administration announced more changes in its resiliency schemes this week. …

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Activists Will Rally to Bury City’s East River Park Resiliency Plan on Saturday

Community activists are planning a rally tomorrow (Saturday) to protest the city’s resiliency plan for East River Park. From the organizers’ press release:

Demonstrators …

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Community Board 3 Hearing on Budget Priorities Will Be Held Wednesday Night

Looking down on one of the Parks Department’s many unfinished projects: the Allen/Pike Street pedestrian malls.

Coming up this week. you have an opportunity …