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City Taking Possession of Former Firehouse on Broome St.

A chapter is ending in the history of 185 Broome St., a 1930s-era firehouse, as the city's Seward Park redevelopment project looms. Last week, the city's Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), which owns the building, served notice on longtime tenant...

Op/Ed: Let’s Not Miss a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Get SPURA Right

Editor's note: The following opinion piece was submitted to The Lo-Down by Jenifer Rajkumar, the Democratic District Leader for the 65th Assembly District and a prospective candidate for City Council in District 1. We have waited 48 years to develop...

Does Forest City Ratner Have an Advantage in Seward Park Bidding?

Development companies have a little over two months left to submit proposals for the Seward Park site, the 1.65 million square foot residential and commercial project at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge.  An information session hosted by city...

Location Change For Monday’s Seward Park RFP Info Session

There's been a change of location for Monday afternoon's information session regarding the "Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Seward Park Mixed Use Development Project.  Last month, the city released the RFP for the 1.65 million square foot residential...

CB3 Pitches DOE Chancellor on Seward Park School

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott was on the Lower East Wednesday night for a town hall meeting.  He answered questions from parents and other interested members of the public during a sparsely attended hour-long gathering at P.S....

CB3 Asked to Weigh Low Line With Seward Park Project

Community Board 3's land use committee met last night to discuss the Seward Park development project.  As it turns out, there wasn't much to discuss.  A secret task force has now met twice to help guide the city's creation...

City Releases Brochure Announcing “Unprecedented Opportunity” to Develop Seward Park Site

The city won't release the "Request for Proposals" (RFP) for the Seward Park development site until January.  But the NYC Economic Development Corp. is already getting the word out that the "unprecedented development opportunity is Manhattan" is about to...

Affordable Housing Activist Added to Seward Park Task Force

Last week we reported there was a lot of displeasure about the composition of the new community task force created to help guide the city's selection of developers for the Seward Park redevelopment project.  In response to complaints lodged...

Community Activists Question Makeup of Seward Park Task Force, Criticize Secrecy

The warm, fuzzy feeling that prevailed last week after the City Council voted to approve the Seward Park redevelopment plan did not last long.  Last night, Community Board 3's chairperson, Gigi Li, announced the appointees of a new task...

Mayor Reacts to City Council Passage of Seward Park Plan

Last night we posted a full wrap-up from City Hall after the City Council approved the sweeping Seward Park land use application.  There's more reaction today to the historic vote, which ended four decades of acrimony and inaction surrounding...
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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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