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Again, Uproar Over NYCHA’s Plan to Lease Land to Developers

Lila Selim Fred Harris addresses the room. At a contentious meeting last night, tenants of the New York Public Housing Authority and their neighbors expressed their opposition to the agency’s plan to allow development on parking lots and playgrounds. Meanwhile the authority announced a delay in its search for potential developers. David McWater, chair of […]

Trio of Tenants Associations Oppose NYCHA’s Land-Lease Plan

Lila Selim Rosie Mendez (center) at press conference. Members of the city council are calling on the New York City Housing Authority to submit to a standardized public review process as it moves ahead with its plan to lease parking lots and playgrounds to private developers. But today the agency rejected that idea, fueling accusations […]

Concern, Uncertainty as Stuyvesant Station Post Office Announces Move

Elderly residents are worried they’ll be left in the lurch when Peter Stuyvesant Station Post Office moves to a smaller location next year.

Pols to N.Y.C.H.A.: Not So Fast!

Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin are calling on the New York City Housing Authority to improve community outreach as it goes forward with a plan to lease land to private developers. At a press conference tomorrow, the City Council members will demand more time before a Request For Proposal is released, so that residents can […]

Baruch Residents Riled Up Over Rampant Rats

They’ve been compared in size to squirrels, gophers, chihuahuas and cats. This much can be agreed upon: rats are a big problem at Baruch Houses, and residents plan to do so something about them.

Theater for the New City Will Take Seats to the Streets With $1.7M Facelift

An iconic theater is getting a makeover, and it promises to be a showstopper. Check out the renderings.

Superstunner: Superdive Space to Become Animal Hospital

Superdive’s infamous Mad Dog Room has really gone to the dogs. ABC Animal Hospital will move from East 14th Street.

Resistance Brewing Over Conversion of Former P.S. 64 Into Dorms

On the heels of an application to convert the former P.S. 64 building into college dorms, Villagers are again calling for the historic building to be used for non-profit organizations and low-income housing.

Lettuce Now Turn Our Attention to Robert Simon’s Rooftop Garden

Local pols joined students and teachers of Earth School, P.S. 64, and Tompkins Square Park School, where a rooftop garden designed by the architect of the September 11 memorial is now in full bloom.

Parents of Relocated Students Demand Answers, Search For Solutions

Daniel Maurer The wall of P.S. 60 this morning. Parents at East Side Community High School are demanding to know when their children will be allowed back into the P.S. 60 building, evacuated over two weeks ago. Last night, they called on the Department of Education to start searching for alternatives to an interim school […]

Shootings Followed Rap About Killing of Keith Salgado

Plus, politicians call for stronger gun control in the wake of weekend shootings.

Chin, Mendez Aim to Take Lowline Higher Up Political Ladder

On Saturday, City Council members Rosie Mendez and Margaret Chin threw their weight behind a plan to build a public park beneath Delancey Street, imploring local residents to demand that Governor Cuomo make the buzzy Lowline a reality.

Pols Blast Housing Authority For Inadequate Safety Measures

Elected officials blasted the New York City Housing Authority this afternoon for not being quick enough to make security upgrades, citing a recent study that indicates many public housing residents don’t feel safe in their own homes. Meanwhile, the authority pointed the finger right back at local politicians.

Garage Might Be Demolished Next to Merchant’s House? Nobody Told Me, Says Garagekeeper

Just about everyone in the neighborhood knows about the plan to build a nine-story building next to the Merchant’s House Museum – that is, everybody but the guy whose business is in jeopardy because of it.

At Landmarks Hearing, Outcry Against Hotel Adjacent Merchant’s House Museum

Preservationists, politicians, and neighborhood residents asked the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday to limit the height of a proposed hotel that they fear will damage the historic Merchant’s House Museum.

The Day | A Tour of Rosie’s Offfice

A roundup of East Village news from around the Web, including a discussion about nightlife, the latest Lower East Side gallery openings, a visit to Gin Palace, and more.

The Day | Mendez Stands by NYCHA

A roundup of this morning’s news, including trends in food and drink and a preview of tonight’s big nightlife district meeting at Community Board 3.

Fresh New Whites For Tanya Towers, Part of $4.4 Million Makeover

A public housing residence on 13th Street just got a mod-tastic new entryway as part of a $4.4 million makeover.

‘Neighbors Of IHOP Say Enough,’ Form N.O.I.S.E. Committee

The latest in neighbor Sandy Berger’s ongoing diary chronicling the sights, smells and sounds of IHOP.