Lower East Side
LES and Chinatown Residents Sue To Halt New Towers in Two Bridges, Citing New NY Constitutional Right to Clean Air
Residents say they fear more pollution in an area that was hit hard by 9/11 and COVID-19 and are demanding a new environmental assessment that factors in the pandemic.
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.
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.
Goddard Riverside Community Center says it has no choice but to fire employees who refuse to go on street duty due to infection concerns.
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.
The City Council votes Thursday on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project, which aims to save Lower Manhattan from rising waters.
The Economic Development Corp. is seeking concepts for a self-filtering pool in on the Lower East Side’s shores.
Netherlands sea-rise expert launches review of controversial $1.3 billion project at behest of Manhattan borough president and local council member.
A judge ruled the de Blasio administration was out of bounds when it sidestepped the land use review process for the waterfront megadevelopment.
Local opponents of the Two Bridges project hope setback for developer will buy them time to limit skyscrapers on the waterfront.
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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