Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline's Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline's Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

The LowLine could be the world's first underground park--if it gets the funding to happen. Promoted as New York City’s next revolutionary green space, the design concept flips the…

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Massive Sinkhole Opens Up in Manhattan

Massive Sinkhole Opens Up in Manhattan

Sinkholes are quite common in certain areas of the U.S., but it's not every day that you see one open up in Manhattan! On Thursday, a massive 20-ft long sinkhole appeared in the…

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new outdoor gym on South Street opened to the public on Friday, May 15th and it didn't take long for neighborhood residents to catch on. Although, as you can see from our photos,…

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NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

"Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and…

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New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes - Like an Andy Warhol Museum - Are Coming to the Lower East Side

New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes - Like an Andy Warhol Museum - Are Coming to the Lower East Side

Perhaps the biggest addition to come out of this large-scale project will be the new Essex Crossing, which will replace the old Essex Street Market. The market will relocate across…

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Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

The green roofed maintenance building is located at 17 Pitt Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, away from the hubbub of Essex Street, which is probably why we never noticed it…

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Support the Lowline Underground Park Just by Drinking This Tasty Cocktail!

Support the Lowline Underground Park Just by Drinking This Tasty Cocktail!

If you love parks and drinking, here’s a chance to raise your glass to both! In partnership with Absolut Vodka, the team behind the Lowline has created the “Absolut Lowline…

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SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the…

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Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

The walls of the small 350 square foot apartment have become David’s own personal art gallery. Framed photos, paintings, and vintage advertisements join the resident’s own collages,…

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Developers and Architects Asked to Submit Proposals for the Seward Park Redevelopment Site

Developers and Architects Asked to Submit Proposals for the Seward Park Redevelopment Site

The NYC Economic Development Corporation issued a Request for Proposals today calling for architects and developers to submit ideas on how to make the best use of the six-acre Seward…

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Isn't It Ironic? East Village Punk Hangout Mars Bar to Be Reborn as a TD Bank Branch

Isn't It Ironic? East Village Punk Hangout Mars Bar to Be Reborn as a TD Bank Branch

Image ©HardSeatSleeper Over the last few years, the East Village has traded much of its bohemian flavor for tony high rise apartments, fancy hotels and even a 7-Eleven. Now those…

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The Lower East Side's Historic Clemente Soto Vélez  Cultural & Educational Center Needs Your Help!

The Lower East Side's Historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Needs Your Help!

Most New Yorkers probably won’t recognize the gorgeous new Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on the Lower East Side, as it has been covered by scaffolding for a…

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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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Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves East Village and Lower East Side Historic District

Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves East Village and Lower East Side Historic District

After six grueling years of consideration, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has finally decided to approve the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District. This means that over…

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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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DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

Hundreds of Lower East Siders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the NYC Department of Transportation changed their minds about the proposed Greyhound YO! Bus stop next to…

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Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side leaders recently met at a City Council hearing to discuss the development of the Seward Park Extension Renewal Area, lovingly known as SPURA. Together, the local…

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DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

To the horror of Community Board 3 and Lower East Side residents, the Department of Transportation has given approval to Greyhound’s proposal for a new bus station on Essex Street in…

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LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

On Tuesday night the Lower East Side's Community Board 3 met to discuss plans by Greyhound Bus Line to transform the historic Seward Park into an inter-state bus terminal- and voted…

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NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation's Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation's Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

Community Board 3 (CB3) will be meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm to discuss the proposal to use Seward Park, the nation's oldest playground, as a 28-departure a day bus terminal. If allowed,…

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Lower East Side Residents Battle Greyhound Bus Stop Proposal at Seward Park Playground

Lower East Side Residents Battle Greyhound Bus Stop Proposal at Seward Park Playground

Lower East Siders have already begun to spread the word about the detrimental nature of the proposed bus station and what can be done to stop it from being built. In addition to…

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LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

We're anxiously awaiting the opening of the LowLine underground park's life-size scale model next week, but until then, we're happy checking out a peek at one of the project's most…

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LowLine Underground Park Moves Forward with $150K in Funding and Full Scale Model

LowLine Underground Park Moves Forward with $150K in Funding and Full Scale Model

The Delancey Underground's plans for the LowLine may have seemed like just a pipe dream before, but the exciting underground park is moving forward with two important updates. The…

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The Delancey Underground's LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

The Delancey Underground's LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

Great news for LowLine fans - this week, The Delancey Underground won the support of Manhattan’s Community Board 3, bringing the underground park even closer to coming to…

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Help the Delancey Underground Raise $75,000 to Build the LowLine Park

Help the Delancey Underground Raise $75,000 to Build the LowLine Park

If you've been reading Inhabitat you probably know that we're rooting for the Delancey Underground's ambitious plan to build a subterranean public park on the Lower East Side. Called…

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