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Articles about "Lower East Side New Development"

  • Manhattan's Pier 17 Makeover is Full Speed Ahead…Sort Of By Tasha Moore | June 09, 2014

    Ever since Hurricane Sandy carved up Manhattan's East River Esplanade, South Street Seaport has looked much less like the bustling town center it was constructed to be when it opened in 1983. The New Market Building that housed the Fulton Fish market suffered irreparable devastation. Plans for necessary renovation commenced immediately after the 2012 superstorm.

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  • 12 Hidden Spots That Will Make You Fall in Love with NYC All Over Again By Stephanie Fujihashi | April 10, 2014

    With one of the most brutal winters on record slowly coming to an end and the sun setting a bit later on in the day, finally, spring is nigh in New York City. For all those days that you caught cabin fever while battling frigid temperatures, you probably can’t wait to feel the sun’s warm rays, take leisurely strolls in the park, and watch the flowers bloom.

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  • Underrated: NYC's Great Affordable Neighborhoods By Jonathan Tuason | March 10, 2014

    Being one out of the two most important global cities, it’s no wonder why anyone would would want to live in New York.  Fortunately, there are great neighborhoods that, relative to others in their areas, make the New York experience more accessible, i.e. affordable. 

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  • Growing Trees Out of Concrete In NYC By Stephanie Fujihashi | March 04, 2014

    The proposed Lowline Project, a Lower East Side underground park

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  • City OKs Lower East Side Pier 42 Waterfront Park By Tim Sheehan | January 10, 2014

    A planned renovation of Pier 42 in the Lower East Side is now just one step away from becoming a reality. The Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects Pier 42 project has been given the go-ahead from the Public Design Commission of the City of New York and a subcommittee of Community Board 3. To begin construction, the plan needs the authorization from the complete board of Community Board 3.

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  • It’s Halloween: 10 Ways to Bring on the Spook in NYC By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 30, 2013

    It’s that time of the year again, when the streets of New York will be filled with ghosts, zombies, skeletons, and more. While blood red eyes, dracula teeth, and eerie white faces, walk about Gotham City streets, here is how you can boo-hoo this Halloween. From spooky tours to treats, parties to parades, and scavenger hunts to creepy crawls, we have it all lined up for you.

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  • Business Blossoming on Orchard By Peter Black | October 16, 2013

    In early 2012, the New York Times reported that Orchard Street was in the midst of a revitalization. New restaurants and luxury boutiques were replacing garment shops and used furniture stores. More surprisingly, it was becoming an artistic mecca.

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  • Essex Crossing: SPURA Project Finally a Reality By Peter Black | September 20, 2013

    After a mere 50 years of heated debate, it appears that the Lower East Side’s Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) project is finally coming to fruition.

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  • Proposed Low Line Raises Support in Lower East Side By Bryan Gamble | September 12, 2013

    Although Manhattan has virtually no room left for new development, especially park development, this has not deterred creative thinkers looking to beautify the city and create new public spaces. The High Line, the famous and ever-expanding park initiative, has long been the poster child of repurposing unused land for a park since its proposal and opening in 2007.

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  • Your neighborhood nook of books: The Little Free Library By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 15, 2013

    Walking down the streets of NYC, is all about keeping your eyes off your iPhone and everywhere else around you. You never know what you will spot. A totally awesome piece of art, the popular man with a cat, the crazy beboying group at Union Square, or that great musician at the subway station; above the ground or under,weird or wacky, it’s everywhere.

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