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Bob Zuckerman Steps Down as Head of Lower East Side BID

This afternoon, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District announced a change in leadership.  Bob Zuckerman is moving on after four years as executive director. "After four years at the helm of the LES BID, I decided that it...

CB3 Wire: McWater Resigns, Yo! Bus Rejected, DL-Neighbor Meeting Encouraged

It was an eventful evening at Community Board 3's monthly meeting last night: David McWater, who was under fire for behavior at a recent committee meeting, resigned after 10 years on CB3. The full board rejected a proposal from Yo! Bus...

David McWater Decides to Resign From Community Board 3

David McWater, a high-profile and controversial member of Community Board 3, plans to step down. According to the Villager, he intends to make the announcement at the beginning of tonight's full board meeting at P.S. 20. Last week, McWater...
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SPURA Timeline 2009-2013: The Long Road to a Development Deal

Last week's big news concerning the Seward Park site - the selection of developers for the billion dollar project - ends a chapter in the Lower East Side's longest-running saga.  The story isn't over by any means; it's getting...

Report: Pig & Khao’s Leah Cohen Files Lawsuit Against Co-Owners

It looks like big trouble for Pig & Khao, the year-old Southeast Asian restaurant at 68 Clinton St. According to TMZ, chef and co-owner Leah Cohen is suing her partners, the management company behind the Fatty Crab empire, because...

Made in the Lower East Side: Kickstarter Campaign to Transform Vacant Space

miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) has been working for the past year to transform some of the neighborhood's many vacant storefronts into vibrant community spaces.  Now the organization is debuting a "Storefront Transformer" to facilitate the vision...
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Followup: Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side

A day after the city announced plans for Essex Crossing, the billion dollar project on the Seward Park site, there's plenty of new information to pass along. First of all, some clarification regarding the future of a community task...

Mayor, Developers Unveil “Essex Crossing” Plan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to the Lower East Side this morning to announce that the Seward Park project, delayed for four decades, was finally a "done deal." Standing in an abandoned building of the Essex Street Market with some...

Essex Crossing: Renderings & Development Plans Detailed

Here are all of the renderings released today showing what Essex Crossing, the new Seward Park project, might look like.  Keep in mind, architects still need to design the buildings. These images are simply representational.  Following the renderings, see...
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Educational Alliance’s Dual Generation School Part of Seward Park Project

Additional details concerning the Seward Park Project are continuing to come in this morning.   We're learning that an Educational Alliance pilot program, the country's first two-generation school for low income families, will have a place in the big LES...
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