The Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side is not only papering the neighborhoods with flyers; they've also launched a new website to campaign against the proposed LES rezoning. Among a bunch of colorful maps and graphs about the effects of the proposed rezoning, there's the above jaw-dropping rendering of a proposed development called Site 167. It sounds like a secret government project but is in fact a ginormous Avalon-type condo box proposed for the corner of Avenue D and East 2nd Street. According to the city's rezone document, the building would offer 116 units, 23 of which would be pegged for affordable housing.
Wait—a hundred-unit plus development on Avenue D? Has the future finally arrived for Alphabet City's last frontier? Either way, we'll be keeping close watch on this corner. —Jeremiah Moss
· Dept. of City Planning Rezone Plan [Protect Chinatown & LES]
· Avenue D: The Final Frontier [Curbed]