(Sponsored) The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project Is Underway!

As part of Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC climate resiliency plan, the City of New York is moving forward with a new project to protect Lower Manhattan neighborhoods from coastal flooding risk from Two Bridges to Battery Park City. …

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City Solicits Proposals For Restaurant in Allen Street Bathhouse Building

The Parks Department last week put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a food service operation in the old bathhouse on Allen Street …

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Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition Fights to Reopen Stanton Street Building

Community organizers hosted a “visioning session” last week, bringing community organizations and LES residents together to brainstorm possible uses for the Stanton Street building, and plan to follow up with a series of workshops – starting tomorrow. …

File photo. Stanton Street park building.

Campaign to Reactivate Stanton Street Park Building Resumes Today

Over the years, we’ve reported on efforts by community activists to reactivate a Parks Department building on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Their vision: Turn the neglected structure into a vibrant community resource. …

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Hamilton Fish Pool Opens For the Season Tomorrow!

New York City’s outdoor pools re-open tomorrow, including Hamilton Fish Pool on Pitt St. and Houston St. …

Renderings from: Seward Park Conservancy.

Seward Park a Winner of “Parks Without Borders” Competition

A local organization, the Seward Park Conservancy, launched a robust campaign for a piece of a $40 million pie that will be divided among eight recipients. …

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Help Redesign the Corlears Hook Park Dog Run Thursday Night

On Thursday evening, the NYC Parks Department is hosting a public meeting on the Lower East Side to discuss the renovation of the dog …

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There’s Now a Free Map of the Lower East Side’s Community Gardens

Not long ago we heard from local resident Helen Avery, who has created a free guide to the amazing community gardens of the Lower …

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Council Member Chin Helps Lowline Launch Community Engagement Committeee

City Council member Margaret Chin at a demonstration project of the Lowline in 2012. Photo courtesy of the Lowline.

Coming up on Saturday, City …

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Kimlau Square Visioning Happens Tuesday Night

Tomorrow night, there’s a public visioning session on the renovation of Kimlau Square in Chinatown. The mayor’s office and City Council member Margaret Chin have allocated $900,000 to make the space bordering Oliver Street and East Broadway more inviting. …

Here's the interim park rendering presented to CB3 in December of 2013.

LMDC Allocates Another $12 Million For Pier 42 Park

The Lower East Side got some good news this morning when the board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) voted to allocate another $12 million for a new park at Pier 42. …

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City Favors Bike Repair as Part of Food Concession on Allen Street (Updated)

Allen Street at Delancey Street.

Here’s a followup on a story we brought you last month — a proposal from the city’s Parks Department …

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Hunter Roberts Construction Hired For Long-Delayed Pier 35 Project

Officials with the city’s Economic Development Corp. last night told members of Community Board 3 that a new construction manager has been hired to complete the troubled Pier 35 project. …

Pier 42; interim park rendering by Mathews Nielsen.

Pier 42 Park Construction Delayed Until 2017

As we reported earlier today, the federal government is awarding New York City $176 million to create a flood barrier and new recreational amenities from Montgomery Street to Battery Park. This afternoon, we have some news about another waterfront project — a Pier 42 park. …

Renderings from: Seward Park Conservancy.

Renderings: One Vision of An Improved Seward Park

Renderings from: Seward Park Conservancy.

Seward Park, home of America’s first municipal playground, has a lot going for it. But could it be improved? …