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SPURA Residents Facing Displacement Say City is Ignoring Them

Several residents of 400 Grand Street, which is scheduled to be demolished to make way for the Essex Crossing development, say they continue to get the run-around by the city. Last night, they turned to Community Board 3 for...

City Finally Faces Residents of 400 Grand Street

Finally this week, the residents of 400 Grand Street got to hear directly from the city about their fate. For nearly three years, they've been desperately trying to get answers about the status of their building, which sits on...

Barry Chusid, Tenant Activist, Succumbs to Long Illness

Last summer, I conducted an extensive interview with Barry Chusid, a longtime Lower East Side resident fighting to save 400 Grand Street, the apartment building he'd called home for many years. This morning there's some sad news to report...

One Man’s Battle to Stay on SPURA

Barry Chusid is fighting to stay in his home, a 100-year-old, city-owned tenement  located at 400 Grand Street.  But this is not your average story of a guy at war with City Hall.  That's  because Chusid (and the residents...
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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Some events that caught our eye this week: The 17th annual FRIGID Fringe Festival has announced its full lineup of...
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