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Years Overdue, Pier 35 ‘Eco Park’ Debuts Today

Posted December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

After nearly a decade of severe delays, infrastructural setbacks, and personnel changes, the city finally has something to show for Pier 35. The fancy new eco-park is now ready for community use. Ribbon-cutting ceremony is later this morning with designer SHoP Architects, officials from the Economic Development Corp., and local stakeholders. It’s been a mad […]

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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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First Sights of the ‘Market Line’ Destination at Essex Crossing Revealed [PHOTOS]

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

For years, we’ve been hearing about the Market Line, and how it’ll both absorb and replace the 76-year-old Essex Street Market. This week brings the first advanced renderings of what this retail hub will look like. Described by the consortium of developers behind Delancey Associates as a “modern bazaar,” the Market Line will be a […]

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JDS Champions Affordability with its 1,000-Foot Luxury Tower on the LES Waterfront

Last modified September 27, 2016 at 9:13 am

It was standing room only last night in Two Bridges, and not for a screening of the Clinton-Trump debate. Rather a community meeting about the incoming 1,000-foot residential tower at 247 Cherry Street brought to the area by JDS Development and SHoP Architects. The assembly itself was civil, albeit tense. How could it not be? […]

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The City is About to Screw the LES Waterfront Again with this 1,000-Foot Tower

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

The city will screw the Lower East Side waterfront by allowing this 1,000-foot tower to proceed. Indeed, the Department of City Planning reversed course this week, and will now hear the case for this monstrosity. This despite the ongoing litigation over the contested few parcels on the backside of Extell’s One Manhattan Square. It’s certainly a […]

Developers File Second Lawsuit to Halt 1,000-Foot Supertall Tower on the LES Waterfront

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

That thousand-foot supertall skyscraper on the Lower East Side waterfront was delivered another setback last week. A second lawsuit on the doorstep delivered by a thorn in the proverbial side. Gary Spindler and Roy Schoenberg of Little Cherry LLC – already in court with Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund over shirking its […]

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This 77-Story Residential Tower ups the Ante on the LES Waterfront; Locals Are Pissed

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:43 pm

Extell is no longer the only game down on the Lower East Side waterfront. And, as usual, it’s at the expense of a low-income community. Last night was the rollout, and it certainly stirred up the hornet’s nest. First, some context. The parcel behind the former Pathmark Pharmacy will sprout a 77-story residential building courtesy […]

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Breaking: This is What SPURA Will Look Like [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 18, 2013 at 11:41 am

Glass, glass, everywhere. The foot of the Williamsburg Bridge will lose its grungy edge in the next decade with the development of “Essex Crossing,” the first major step in SPURA revitalization. The Mayor’s office just released the first batch of wince-worthy renderings of the project, designed by SHoP Architects. As the images illustrate, the complex […]

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SHoP Architects Leads SPURA Redevelopment with ‘Essex Crossing’

Last modified September 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

For a half-century, it had the very unique distinction of being the largest tract of undeveloped land south of 96th Street.

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Updated Proposal for East River Waterfront Between Catherine and Pike Slip

Posted July 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

Last night, SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Workshop returned to the Parks subcommittee of CB3 to present updated schematics for “Package 4” of the East River esplanade.

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