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 >>
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 >>
Rosen defends himself against 'Yuppie Scum' charge while activists claim conflicts of interest.
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 >>
Out of patience and out of order over city's 'racist' rezoning plan
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 >>
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 >>