David McWater

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    After 40 Years, Peace in LES's Seward Park; Middle East Is Next

    Cary Conover​ The first 2011 Nobel Peace Prize nomination goes to the Lower East Siders who hammered out Monday night's near-unanimous community board vote approving new housing for those five acres of weed-strewn parking lots sitting forlornly behind chain-link fences these past 40 years alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Community Board to Koi: "I Don't See How We Could Approve Something Like This"

    Last night's Community Board 3 SLA and DCA Licensing Committee meeting was a predictably lengthy one: Over the course of four-plus hours, the committee considered some 19 items on the agenda.Some highlights: Motorino's request to operate seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. in the former Una Piz ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2008

    Michael Rosen Fights Back Over East Village Rezoning

    Rosen defends himself against 'Yuppie Scum' charge while activists claim conflicts of interest.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008

    Scenes from the Chinatown Border War

    Today's story "Lower East Side Rezone Sparks Border War in Chinatown" highlighted the opposition to the city's plan to rezone 111 blocks in the Lower East Side and East Village. Critics say the plan protects the wealthier, whiter parts of the Community District 3 from aggressive development but igno ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2008

    Lower East Side Rezone Sparks Border War in Chinatown

    Out of patience and out of order over city's 'racist' rezoning plan

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2006

    Pols Blast, Sort of Warn P.S. 64 Landlord

    On Monday, a posse of politicians and community activists finally showed up on East 10th Street outside the old P.S. 64 school building to shake their fists at the ongoing demolition of its now landmarked facade. Owner Gregg Singer began chopping at it nearly a week ago, using a preexisting alterati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    P.S. 64: Singer Just Keeps Drilling

    Workers were back hammering off the architectural detailing from P.S. 64 on East 9th Street Wednesday. But while there's been much outrage voiced on the Web over owner Gregg Singer's wanton destruction of this century-old former school's now landmarked facade, there wasn't a peep of protest on the s ... More >>