essex crossing site 5 jan. 29

Weekly Construction Update From Essex Crossing

Essex Crossing Site 5; Jan. 29, 2016. Photo by Kami Scott.

Delancey Street Associates, the team building Essex Crossing, is now offering regular construction …

Grand Street near Suffolk St.; Essex Crossing Site 5.

Essex Crossing Team Fields Questions About Pedestrian Safety, Rats, Jobs

These days on the Lower East Side, it’s tough to walk anywhere without confronting barricades, dump trucks and scaffolding. A big reason why is Essex Crossing, one of the largest construction projects in the city. …

Essex Crossing Site 6. Credit: Dattner Architects.

Could International Center of Photography Be Coming to Essex Crossing?

Essex Crossing Site 6. Credit: Dattner Architects.

The developers building the Essex Crossing project updated community members on their progress last night and answered …

375 Grand St.

CenterLight Health Pays $47 Million to Settle Medicaid Fraud Case

The state attorney general’s office last week announced a $47 million settlement with CenterLight Healthcare in a Medicaid fraud case. The organization operates a health care facility and diagnostic treatment center at 375 Grand St. …

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 6; Dattner Architects.

NYU Langone Signs Lease For 55,000 Sq. Ft. Medical Center at Essex Crossing

Rendering of Essex Crossing Site 6; Dattner Architects.

Delancey Street Associates, the consortium building Essex Crossing, is announcing this morning that it has signed …

East River Waterfront. File photo.

Community Development Corp. Created For East River Waterfront

As you probably know, a lot is happening on the East River Waterfront. The federal and city governments have committed more than $600 million to build a flood protection system and new recreational areas from East 23rd Street to the Battery. …

Pike Street, December 2012.

Yo! Bus Gives Up on Chinatown While Industry as a Whole Thrives

CityLab (a publication of The Atlantic) takes a look at a new study showing that the intercity (“Chinatown”) bus business is once again booming. More about that in a moment. Within the story there’s a tidbit of special interest locally. …

Don Lee announces his candidacy in Chinatown Jan. 25, 2016.

Don Lee Enters the Race For the 65th Assembly District

Don Lee, a Chinatown community activist and technology executive, declared his candidacy today for the State Assembly. He’s seeking to fill the seat held for 40 years by Sheldon Silver, who was forced to relinquish his office after being convicted of federal corruption crimes. …

FDNY EMS Center at Pier 36.

NYC Looking For Snow Laborers This Week

FDNY EMS Center at Pier 36.

Mayor de Blasio came to the fire department’s Emergency Medical Service unit at Pier 36 this morning to …

Renderings from: NYC Mayors' Office; presentation prepared for Gourverneur Gardens, October 2015.

Residents Still Have Concerns About East River Floodwall

The week started off with big news on the East River waterfront. We learned yesterday that the federal government is awarding another $170 million for flood protection in the low-lying area from East 23rd Street down to Battery Park. …

elevators 131 broome

Report: Residents Trapped Again in Elevator That Took Young Man’s Life

Elevators at 131 Broome St.

The Daily News reports that the Lower East Side elevator which malfunctioned New Year’s Eve, killing a 25-year-old man, …

Rendering: Lower Manhattan flood protection.

Federal Government Awards $176 Million For Flood Protection Below Montgomery Street

Rendering: Lower Manhattan flood protection.

Lower Manhattan will be receiving another big grant from the federal government to protect neighborhoods along the waterfront from …

Sheldon Silver leaves the courthouse in Lower Manhattan during his trial.

Juror in Sheldon Silver Trial: Defense “Insulted Our Intelligence”

In City & State, reporter Zack Fink takes readers “inside the jury room” during the Sheldon Silver federal corruption trial. On Nov. 30, a jury found the former Lower East Side Assemblyman guilty on all charges. The story is based on the account of a single anonymous juror, “a married mother of two, and a Manhattan resident with an Ivy League education.” …

72 Columbia St.

After Many Delays, Security Door Finally Installed at “Baruch Addition” Building

The seniors at the Baruch Addition public housing complex bundled up this afternoon and joined State Sen. Daniel Squadron to celebrate a victory years in the making. …

Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal space. Photo: NYC EDC.

CB3 Tells City: Commit to Real Community Role in Deciding Fate of Former Trolley Space

Members of Community Board 3’s land use committee last night pressed city officials for a more robust role in deciding the future of the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal below Delancey Street. …