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City Agency Relents: Full East River Esplanade Project Moves Forward

The city bureaucracy works in mysterious ways.

East River Esplanade Plan Shrinks, as City Agency Refuses to Move Water Main

The refusal by a city agency to pay to move a water main along South Street is jeopardizing part of the East River Esplanade Project.

City is “Closing Out” Contract With Pier 35 Construction Firm; Screen Wall Woes Continue

We have more today on the long-delayed effort to create a new recreational area at Pier 35, near Rutgers Slip. Last week, representatives of the NYC Economic Development Corp. (EDC) went before Community Board 3's parks committee to offer...

Tenants Say Skateboarders Have Ruined Esplanade Rec Area

As we reported last week, there's mounting frustration that a new recreational area at Pier 35 is taking so long to complete.  At one point, a new eco-park along the East River near Rutgers Street was supposed to open...

Revamping the East River Waterfront: A Multi-Faceted Plan

Protecting and improving the East River waterfront has become a major priority for city planners, as well as for Lower East Side residents. Here’s a look at what’s in the works in the years ahead.
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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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