Essex Street Market

Essex Crossing

Mayor’s Office: New Development Will Revitalize Lower East Side

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans Wednesday to develop a large stretch of land on the Lower East Side into a new mixed-use development.

09/18/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly indicates the spot where Officer Brian Groves was struck on his bulletproof vest on July 5, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)/Inset: Officer Brian Groves (credit: NYPD)

Kelly: Bulletproof Vest Saves Cop On LES, Suspect Still At Large

“Officer Groves is clearly lucky to be alive,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. “He was shot from no more than eight feet away. He would have almost certainly have been killed if it wasn’t for his bullet-resistant vest.”

07/05/2012

New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

Audit: NYC Construction Contract Soared

The comptroller said New York City’s economic development agency allowed a construction contract to increase tenfold. The agency called the audit “flawed” and “misleading.”

03/03/2011