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More Seward Park Details: Bowling Alley, Urban Farm, Condo Units

As we reported yesterday, today's the day Mayor Bloomberg and city planning officials formally unveil the development team for the Seward Park redevelopment project.  Yesterday, they leaked the basic details to the New York Times.  The Wall Street Journal...

L+M Development, BFC Partners, Taconic Partners Win Seward Park Site

This afternoon, the New York Times has the story: details of the Seward Park Project, set to be announced on the Lower East Side tomorrow morning. Here are excerpts from the story: ...the Bloomberg administration plans to announce on Wednesday...

Seward Park Developer To Be Announced Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day for the Lower East Side. The city is poised to announce the development team it has chosen for the Seward Park site. Since this past May, when proposals were due, city planners have been...
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City Takes Steps to Relieve Clinton/Grand Street Gridlock

Back in June, Community Board 3 asked the Department of Transportation to fix the auto bottleneck at Clinton and Grand streets. This week, city officials came back to CB3 with a plan. Last year, the DOT changed the traffic...

CB3 Rejects Chinatown Bus Permit Applications

Community Board 3 last night rejected three requests from interstate bus companies to add or expand bus stops in Chinatown and the Lower East Side. First off, the panel voted against an application from Yo! Bus to go from...

Seaport City is Luxury Development Scheme in Disguise, CB3 Panel Says

City officials got an earful from members of Community Board 3 and local residents last night concerning their plans for "Seaport City," Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to create a new neighborhood on the East River. The NYC Economic Development Corp....
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Sandy Nearly One Year Later: A Plea For Help From Knickerbocker Village

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, the residents of Knickerbocker Village are still waiting for critical repairs to be made at the historic affordable housing complex -- repairs that could help protect the apartments on Monroe Street from another...

Campaign 2013: Our Interview With City Council Member Margaret Chin

Coming up Tuesday, downtown voters will decide who they want to represent them in the City Council during the next four years.  As primary day fast approaches, we're publishing in-depth interviews with District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin...

Studying “Seaport City;” Public Meeting Monday Sept. 9

Last month we noted that the city's Economic Development Corp. is hiring a consultant to study mayor Bloomberg's plan for "Seaport City," and that a community board briefing on the concept would be scheduled in September.  Here are the...
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Yo! Bus, Four Other Bus Stop Proposals Weighed by CB3 September 10

If you're concerned about the proliferation of "Chinatown buses," it might not be a bad idea to drop by Community Board 3's transportation committee meeting Tuesday, September 10.  That evening, the panel will hear proposals to add a new...
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