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Embattled Two Bridges Towers Gets Appeals Court OK — But Two More Cases Await

The developers behind the multi-site Lower East Side venture scored a win in one lawsuit but remain mired in dual legal battles with local residents and activists.

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit, Paving Way for Burial and Rebuilding of East River Park

Locals argued the flood protection project would destroy the Lower East Side waterfront space, and demanded more review. A judge dismissed their claims, saying the resiliency revamp won’t permanently affect the Manhattan park’s use.

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Homeless Outreach Workers in Standoff Over COVID Safety

Goddard Riverside Community Center says it has no choice but to fire employees who refuse to go on street duty due to infection concerns.

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Garbage Pickups Tell a Tale of Two Cities, With Part of Manhattan Shrinking

Tons less household trash got picked up last month in a dozen out of 59 city zones, hinting at an exodus from some well-to-do neighborhoods.

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How Lower East Side Coastal Plan Braces for Climate Change

The City Council votes Thursday on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which aims to save Lower Manhattan from rising waters.

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East River Swimming Pool One Stroke Closer to Reality

The Economic Development Corp. is seeking concepts for a self-filtering pool in on the Lower East Side’s shores.

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Manhattan Pols Second-Guess Mayor’s Plan for Lower East Side Flood Barrier

Netherlands sea-rise expert launches review of controversial $1.3 billion project at behest of Manhattan borough president and local council member.

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Two Bridges Falling Down as Judge Knocks LES Towers Plan

A judge ruled the de Blasio administration was out of bounds when it sidestepped the land use review process for the waterfront megadevelopment.

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Court Knocks Out Building Block of Lower East Side Stacked Tower

Local opponents of the Two Bridges project hope setback for developer will buy them time to limit skyscrapers on the waterfront.

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More Market-Rate Apartments Eyed for Lower East Side Public Housing Site

The city envisions a 35- to 45-story high-rise on the grounds of the La Guardia Houses – the latest bid to raise money for NYCHA fixes.


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