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. …

Allen Street at Delancey Street.

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 …

Pier 35 rendering.

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? …

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There’s Still Time to Vote For Seward Park in “Parks Without Borders” Competition

Seward Park border along Essex Street. File photo.

As the temperature dips below freezing this week, recreating in Seward Park might not be the …

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden's Facebook page.

Advocacy Group Says Siempre Verde Community Garden Has Won Permanent Protection

Photo via Siempre Verde Community Garden’s Facebook page.

During the past three years, Lower East Side activists have been fighting to save a public …

The broken down Schiff Fountain at Seward Park.

You Can Help Ensure Funding For Seward Park Improvements

The broken down Schiff Fountain at Seward Park.

In the past several months, the Seward Park Conservancy has been advocating for improvements in and …

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4th Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens Happens Next Weekend

The 4th Annual LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens will take place in 38 community gardens across the Lower East Side on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015. …

Photos: NYC Parks Department.

Lions Gate Field Benefits From Parks Department’s DIY Renovation