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East River Park Construction Resumes Monday

Construction crews will be back on the job Monday at East River Park, resuming the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project after an appeals court lifted a temporary restraining order. Fencing has gone up in the park, including along the...

City Kicks Off East River Resiliency Project, as Local Activists Step Up Protests

Mayor de Blasio officially kicked off the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (ESCR) this week, an initiative meant to protect the Lower East Side from the effects of climate change.

City Council Approves East Side Resiliency Plan

The New York City Council yesterday approved a controversial plan to build a flood protection system along the East River from East 25th Street to Montgomery Street.

Revised East River Flood Protection Plans Met With More Local Skepticism

In response to neighborhood opposition to the city's plans for a flood barrier in East River Park, the de Blasio administration announced more changes in its resiliency schemes this week.

Activists Will Rally to Bury City’s East River Park Resiliency Plan on Saturday

Community activists are planning a rally tomorrow (Saturday) to protest the city's resiliency plan for East River Park. From the organizers' press release: Demonstrators will bury a much-criticized flood control plan under a pile of compost in East River Park...

Land Use Hearings For East Side Resiliency Plan Happening This Month

There are a couple of opportunities this month to participate in the public review process for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. As you may know, the city's plan to protect the Lower East Side from future storms on the scale of Hurricane Sandy has been met with heavy criticism.

Rapist Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison For East River Park Attack

A 30-year old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for brutally raping a female jogger in East River Park two years ago.

Followup: Accused East River Park Rapist Being Held Without Bail

Over the weekend, police took 28-year-old Paul Niles into custody in connection with last Wednesday evening's rape in East River Park. We reported the arrest on Saturday. Here's an update. Saturday at about 6:30 pm., Niles flagged down a police...

Caught on Tape: Suspect in East River Park Rape (Updated)

Police have released still photos and surveillance video showing the man they believe raped a woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. The incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. The victim was dragged by her hair from the footpath near...

Police Search For Suspect After Rape in East River Park

Police are searching for a man who raped a woman, a jogger, in East River Park Wednesday evening. It happened at around 7:30 p.m. in the area between the bandshell and Jackson Street. The suspect approached the 26-year-old woman and...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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