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Good Old Lower East Side Comes Out Against New Two Bridges Tower (Updated)

Here's a statement we received a short time ago from Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), the neighborhood advocacy organization, about the new 77-story tower planned in the Two Bridges area. It was submitted last night during the land...

(Sponsored) Bring Your Business to Clinton Street; Open House March 24

A Message from Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) and the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR): Join us on Thursday, March 24 for an open house on Clinton Street. We'll tour many of the commercial spaces available...

Business Owners Can Tour Clinton Street’s Vacant Spaces June 25

Interested in opening a business on Clinton Street? Next Thursday, the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR) and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) are holding an open house on the block, which includes about 20 vacant commercial...

What Stores Do You Want to See on Clinton Street? Meeting Next Week on Retail Woes

Back in February, we told you that a local organization, the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR)., had applied for a "small business attraction" grant through the city's Department of Small Business services. That grant came through...

LES Ready: Community Survey Underway to Create Emergency Plan

Today, on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we have another installment of the LES Ready Guide. This afternoon, news of a survey being conducted to help create a comprehensive neighborhood plan for future emergencies.  The following post was...

GOLES Summerfest at Pier 42 This Afternoon

This afternoon at Pier 42, at the temporary park near Montgomery Street, Good Old Lower East Side presents Summerfest 2013. There will be live music and performances, food, games and other activities from 2-7 p.m.  GOLES, the LES housing...

Op/Ed: Making a Case for Affordable Housing on SPURA

Editor's note: The following opinion piece was written by Joel Feingold, a community organizer with GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side). It was posted on the Villager web site a short time ago. Feingold sent the article to The...

GOLES Calls for 70% Affordable Housing on SPURA

A week from Monday, Community Board 3's SPURA task force is scheduled to vote on a set of planning guidelines for the Seward Park development site.  Late last night, a key player in CB3's deliberations, GOLES (Good Old Lower...

Pratt Reports on Findings from SPURA Workshops

Earlier this fall, neighborhood preservation organization GOLES and the Pratt Center for Community Development conducted three community meetings to learn more about what residents would like to see happen on the Seward Park redevelopment site. Pratt presented its findings...

LES Tenant Activist Evicted From Apartment

This week a Lower East Side tenant activist, Maizie Torres, appears to have lost a long-running battle to stay in her East 10th Street apartment.  Acting on a court order, Torres' landlord (Center Development Corp.), planned to evict her...
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