TENANTS UNITED FIGHTING FOR


LOWER EAST SIDE


Know About Us

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.

Our Mission

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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The Issues

Affordable Housing
Gentrification
Overdevelopment
Affordable Supermarket

AFFORDABLE SUPERMARKET

We want a suitable replacement to Pathmark.  LES residents may appreciate good quality food but it must be affordable and accessible.

Pathmark Closing
Pathmark
Closing
Proposed Supermarket
New Store
Rendering

LONG TERM COMMUNITY PROTECTIONS

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.

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NEWS

Selected Two Bridges / Lower East Stories of Interest

5 December, 2017

Chin, Brewer moving to slow development of residential towers on Lower East Side

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.

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6 December, 2017

City officials aim to close loophole for construction of Two Bridges skyscrapers

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.

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24 August, 2017

‘You better do a ULURP for Two Bridges towers!’ Activists warn Planning

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.

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