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As City Council Race Intensifies, Candidate Christopher Marte Holds Press Conference on Two Bridges Over-Development

Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

As momentum builds for the City Council District 1 seat, grassroots candidate Christopher Marte is taking it to the waterfront. Again. By way of press conference. Marte is expected to speak out on behalf of the neighborhood against the lack of proactive zoning and community engagement, which “has left the residents of Two Bridges facing a […]


Soil Sampling Begins for Controversial 1,000-Foot JDS Tower on Cherry Street

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the environmental review process of the Lower East Side waterfront still ongoing, the sight of this familiar construction vehicle outside 80 Rutgers Slip is not reassuring. After all, these Davey Drills are oftentimes the first outwardly visible indication that new development is moving forward. As previously reported, this is the site (247 Cherry) where […]

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Kids Claymation Explores Proposed ‘Rain Garden’ on Lower East Side Waterfront

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Two Bridges Neighborhood Council just released an interesting claymation video that would make Gumby proud to live on the Lower East Side waterfront. Produced in collaboration with the community-based Hester Street Collective, its singular purpose is to message the results of a one-year microclimate study conducted by the Two Bridges Kids After-school Program to better understand […]

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Rutgers Slip is Co-named ‘Frank T. Modica Way’ for Local Advocate

Posted May 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

As of this week, Rutgers Slip between South and Cherry Street now carries a shared identity. The short waterfront block has been co-named in honor of Frank T. Modica, a staunch local advocate who passed away in September 2013 at the age of 81. “We were determined to remember him with a lasting public tribute […]

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New Rutgers Slip Pavilion Seeking “Expressions of Interest”

Posted October 5, 2011 at 6:09 am

Dormant Lower East Side waterfront property along the East River is taking another turn toward redevelopment. Details after the jump!

AFL-CIO Invests in Lands End II Housing

Posted December 22, 2010 at 10:50 am

Affordable living on the LES just received a helping hand from the AFL-CIO Housing Trust Investment.