Rutgers Park

Developer Begins Demolition of Rutgers Street Playground for Temporary Parking Lot

Posted June 24, 2022 at 5:03 am

Demolition work began this week on a Lower East Side park that is a focal point in the tension between the community and developers on the waterfront. The backhoes are out and job now underway at Rutgers Park, the small public space beside the Lands End II residential development. Removal of the playground began yesterday, including […]

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Residents Unite Against Developer Plans to Swap Park for Parking on LES Waterfront

Last modified May 17, 2022 at 1:51 pm

Residents on the Lower East Side waterfront may soon lose more publicly accessible outdoor space. The developer of a new super-tall plans to reduce a children’s playground to a parking lot. As excavation work commences on Chetrit Group’s 70-story, twin-towered development at 265 South Street, tenants in the adjacent building – Lands End II – […]

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