Lower East Side

March 7, 2016, 12pm PST
In a city looking to land use regulations for answers to an affordable housing crisis, one collection of community groups attempted to create a plan of their own.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 18, 2013, 5am PDT
With a legacy of controversy dating back to the urban renewal schemes of the 1950s and 60s, arriving at a plan to develop a six-acre parcel on Manhattan's Lower East Side was no easy task. But after a collaborative process a vision has emerged.
The New York Times
November 2, 2012, 11am PDT
In blacked-out Manhattan, recovery is slow, if not entirely absent. To help fill the void left by public agencies, a self-organized recovery effort is trying to help those left behind, with the assistance of technology.
Fast Company Co.Exist
October 1, 2012, 11am PDT
David Bergman argues why plans recently approved by New York's Community Board 3 and City Planning Commission for the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) are a step backwards for the area.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 31, 2012, 10am PST
Jim Rendon has some inventive suggestions for those priced out of the most beloved and exclusive neighborhoods in New York.
The New York Times
August 12, 2008, 7am PDT
New York City planning chief Burden took the Daily News on one of her many walks. She showed how zoning can work to preserve the way of life on the storied Lower East Side and East Village, where she has worked diligently with the community on a plan to encourage affordable housing, ignite positive reinvestment, and prevent out-of-character high structures from impacting the neighborhood again.
The NY Daily News