Monroe Street

Knickerbocker Village Tenants File Lawsuit to Stop Sale to L+M

Posted June 20, 2022 at 5:01 am

A group of Knickerbocker Village residents is suing to stop the multimillion-dollar sale of the affordable complex to L+M Development Partners. The organization, Concerned Tenants of Knickerbocker Village, fears that L+M, which reached a memorandum of understanding with the tenants association in February, will try to displace low-income tenants in favor of wealthier renters; and […]

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What L+M Agreed to Ahead of Knickerbocker Village Sale

Last modified March 24, 2022 at 3:09 pm

This week, a group of concerned residents in Knickerbocker Village initiated a press action to stymie the potential sale of the housing complex to L+M Development Partners. The group, calling themselves Concerned Tenants of Knickerbocker Village, fears that L+M, if successful in the purchase, will try to displace low-income tenants in favor of wealthier renters; […]

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Knickerbocker Village Tenants Rally to Stop Sale to L+M Development

Last modified March 23, 2022 at 3:31 pm

Exactly one year ago, we broke the news that Knickerbocker Village on the Lower East Side was exploring a potential sale to L+M Development Partners. Hundreds of Knickerbocker tenants fear what this possible sale spells for the residential complex, and are holding a press conference later today to demand the Division of Housing and Community […]

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Tony Hawk Skates Coleman on the Lower East Side

Posted October 28, 2021 at 5:06 am

Earlier this week, with school in session, Tony Hawk was spotted skating Coleman Skatepark beneath the Manhattan Bridge. The video is captioned by the snarky comment, “almost any skate park has a vert if you are desperate enough.” Referring to the fence-topped ramp at the entrance to the popular Monroe Street destination. Hawk is somewhat […]

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Man in Chrystie Street Hotel-Shelter Charged with Skatepark Murder

Posted June 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

An area man was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a man inside Coleman Skatepark on early Friday morning, cops said. The victim, identified as a 27-year-old Bronx resident, was discovered by a school bus driver inside the Monroe Street park at around 7:40am, with stab wounds all over his body. The victim […]

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L+M Development Exploring Purchase of Knickerbocker Village

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Knickerbocker Village, one of the largest residential complexes in the city, is exploring a possible sale to L+M Development Partners, several tipsters tell us. Current management has reportedly been in ongoing negotiations with the prospective buyer, price unknown. And even though the deal is not yet final, tenants are concerned about the fallout. Namely the […]

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Skateboarders Are Scaling the Fence at Coleman Skatepark, Flouting Shutdown

Posted May 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

The brief, state-ordered hiatus from skateboarders grinding under the Manhattan Bridge has concluded. Though, not officially. Signs remain in place at many city playgrounds announcing full closure until further notice. Still not much of a deterrence, though. For instance, the popular Coleman Skatepark on Monroe Street. Skaters have begun scaling the fence of late, flouting […]

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Parks Department Locks Coleman Skatepark Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted April 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

Kids will be kids, rebelling against the authority. In this case, skateboarders who defied “social distancing” mandates to grind it out at Coleman Skatepark. The popular skater haunt – situated on Monroe Street beneath the Manhattan Bridge – remained so despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Even after the city closed the adjacent field and playground last […]

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Cuomo Shutters All NYC Playgrounds as COVID-19 Threat Intensifies

Last modified April 2, 2020 at 7:43 am

It’s finally happened, and this is why we can’t have nice things. All New York City playgrounds are closed to the public to promote “social distancing” during the COVID-19 shutdown. The order comes from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who circumvented Mayor de Blasio on the decision. Hizzoner had not yet ordered closed the playgrounds, but did […]

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Cops Seek Lower East Side Arsonist Lighting up Trashcans

Last modified March 10, 2020 at 8:10 am

Police are on the hunt for a suspect wanted in connection with several dumpster fires within the last week. Since last Wednesday, there have been four dumpster fires across the Lower East Side. Three of which transpired early Sunday morning after 1:00am – 305 Madison Street, 301 Henry Street, and 40 Gouverneur (Vladek Houses). The […]

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