Online Petition Protests ‘Outrageous’ 67% Rate Hike at Essex Street Municipal Garage

Posted June 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

First they came for street parking; now its the garages. Essex Crossing gobbled up roughly 500 parking spaces around the neighborhood, and many locals allege the fly-by-night rate hike at the Essex Street Municipal garage further prices out area longtimers. As previously reported, the city quietly raised all rates the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. […]

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Seward Park Co-op Members Suing Board of Directors Over Parking Garage Privatization

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:14 am

There is a civil war brewing at the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street, pitting cooperative members against the board of directors. At the heart of the discord is the onsite parking garage, which residents charge the board privatized in an “underhanded” manner without consulting residents. Shareholders are now planning to file a lawsuit, and […]

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DHA Capital Files Permits to Demolish the Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street will fall much sooner than previously thought. DHA Capital – known on the Lower East Side for acquiring 50 Clinton Street for $28.95 million last year – dropped another $50 million on 75 Kenmare this past spring. Sentry Operation Corp. was the seller. Not sitting idle, the developer […]

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Parking Attendant at Allen Street Garage Accused of ‘Borrowing’ Customer’s Car

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron is super worried about leaving his dad’s “choice” Ferrari in a Chicago parking garage. We see why once the two parking attendants take it for a spin with the main title of Star Wars blaring. A similar event befell one local Lower East Sider … sans the epic Star […]


Is This Parking Sign Less Confusing Than the Status Quo?

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:20 am

Nearly two years ago, the city first began swapping its stock of parking signage with something way simpler. Rollout has been slow downtown, though. The Lower East Side just started receiving within the last six months or so. But not everyone is on board with the new designs. Or any of the previous designs, for […]

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DOT to Change Parking Rules on Eldridge, Orchard, and Ludlow

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Amidst the discourse surrounding the Chinatown Curbside Management Study, an offshoot issue is concurrently being considered. That of “Better Parking Magagement.”

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Ludlow Parking Signage

Posted August 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

Okay, so can we park here today or not? Ludlow parking signage is pretty damn confusing! [Photo Credit: Steven Gibaldi]

38 Delancey Reveals Ground Level

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Over the weekend, much of the remaining worksite plywood was dismantled from the facade of 38 Delancey.  We now have a relatively unfettered look at the ground level of the new condoplex.

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Marcoart Truck in SPURA Site 3

Posted May 10, 2010 at 6:28 am

Much of the ten-parcel, city-owned SPURA land languishes as an unofficial commercial parking district.  The lots below Delancey, in particular, are stashed with dozens of graffiti-laden trucks, and remain photogenic symbols of urban decadence. SPURA Site 3, though, is actually operated by the LESBID. Located on Broome Street between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets, the gravel […]

Seeds in the Weeds

Posted August 27, 2009 at 6:18 am

A longtime Lower East Side resident submitted the following email, and included some interesting pictures. “There is a parking lot on 2nd street between Ave.A. and First Avenue. North side of the street. All along the perimeter of the fence that separates the lot from the sidewalk are a multitude of flowers growing out of […]