We are long-term residents; many of us born, raised and still living on the Lower East Side. We care about what’s going on in our neighborhood.
To cultivate, promote, represent and advocate community interests of preserving affordability, appropriate and diverse commercial and residential community development, disaster recovery preparedness, resiliency and environmental quality, crime reduction, leadership support, transportation, commuting and infrastructure
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We want a suitable replacement to Pathmark. LES residents may appreciate good quality food but it must be affordable and accessible.
In conjunction with other CBO's, local partners, gov't officials, fellow residents we support a plan to update local zoning rules that will ensure long-term protections. Protections that will encourage contextual development, more affordability, community friendly uses among other things.
“A community development corporation has been causing a stir in Two Bridges by seeking and receiving financial support from the real estate developers behind controversial projects.”
“The other day we checked in with Extell spokesperson George Arzt, who said there is “no update” on the quest for a grocery in the fresh food desert that is the Two Bridges neighborhood. He said there is nothing to report about any of the commercial spaces at 229 Cherry.”
“It was a pleasure to work with Imran. He is very dedicated and professional. He worked very hard to satisfy our requirements and the communication was great.”
Selected Two Bridges / Lower East Stories of Interest
5 December, 2017
Two Manhattan politicians are preparing a formal application that would block the development of a trio of residential towers on the Lower East Side now that a bill hastening the submission process has lapsed into law.
City Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will submit a formal application to the Department of City Planning that, if approved, would subject the proposed buildings to enhanced public scrutiny.Read more
6 December, 2017
In an effort to slow construction of three residential towers in the Two Bridges neighborhood, City Council Member Margaret Chin and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will submit an application to the Department of City Planning that forces the plan to go through the city’s land use review process. Developments at the waterfront site include a 1,000+ foot tower from JDS Development Group, a 1.1 million-square-foot development from L+M Development and CIM Group, and a 724-foot rental building from Starrett Development. According to Politico, the Manhattan pols hope the review process will encourage public scrutiny of the projects, including a demand for shorter structures.Read more
24 August, 2017
This three-word chant rang outside the Department of City Planning’s Financial District headquarters on Tuesday morning Aug. 15. Sponsored by four community organizations, the rally was an outlet for residents from the Financial District, Lower East Side and Chinatown to protest the process that developers were told to follow on applications for the construction of four “supertall” towers in the Two Bridges community.
The group of roughly 25 community activists, politicians and residents aired concerns regarding three developments consisting of four luxury apartment buildings in the Two Bridges waterfront community — the area along the East River near the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown.Read more