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LMDC Allocates Another $12 Million For Pier 42 Park

The Lower East Side got some good news this morning when the board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) voted to allocate another $12 million for a new park at Pier 42.

LMDC Anticipates Allocating Another $17 Million For Pier 42 Park, East River Esplanade

At a board meeting held yesterday, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) went public with a list of projects it hopes to fund in the next several years. Some of the money is earmarked for the waterfront on the...

LMDC is Not Dead Yet; Deutsche Bank Settlement Could Add $50 Million to Its Coffers

Earlier this month, the New York Post called on the city and state to shut down the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC), the agency set up to distribute September 11th recovery funds.  In an editorial, the tabloid noted that...

Report: Silver, de Blasio Oppose Demise of 9/11 Recovery Agency

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver figures prominently in a Daily News story out today about the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC), the agency created to distribute billions of dollars in 9/11 recovery money. Twelve years after the September 11th attacks,...

Schumer and Squadron Announcing $14 Million Investment in Pier 42 Park

We're at Pier 42 where U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron are announcing the allocation of $14 million dollars in 9/11 recovery funds towards renovation of long-neglected Pier 42. More to come.

Lower Manhattan Development Corp. Awards $17 Million in Grants

This morning, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. awarded $17 million in community grants to a wide range of non-profit organizations. The 9/11 recovery funds will support groups throughout Lower Manhattan, but quite a few Lower East Side non-profits received...

Squadron: Lower Manhattan Needs Pier 42 Park

This morning, members of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation board allocated $100 million for a performing arts center at the World Trade Center, $20 million for a bridge at West Thames Street in Battery Park City and $15 million...

Thursday News Links

The push to oppose the city's plan to revamp Chatham Square is picking up momentum. Yesterday City Councilman Alan Gerson, NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson and community organizers rallied and delivered petitions to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. They're demanding...
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Photo: Looking south on Bowery from East 4th Street. Photo by Joel Raskin. In the news this past week:...
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