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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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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