City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

City Council Finally Approves SPURA Plan for Lower East Side

After fifty long years of hemming and hawing, the City Council has finally approved the SPURA redevelopment plan for the Lower East Side. Manhattan won’t be getting a new ski…

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SPURA and Urban Design: Why Settle for a Near-miss?

SPURA and Urban Design: Why Settle for a Near-miss?

Nearly half a century ago, somewhere around 7,000 residents were displaced from their homes on the Lower East Side to make way for an urban renewal project. That area still sits empty…

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Residents Do Not Want SPURA to Bring Big Box Retailers to the Lower East Side

Residents Do Not Want SPURA to Bring Big Box Retailers to the Lower East Side

Photo via Bowery Boogie Last year, Inhabitat reported on the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), a massive redevelopment project in the Lower East Side for one of the city’s…

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