I built on the east bank, and was happy with my city layout. I used a settlement on the west bank for building the mastabas and mining limestone. Most of the brick works were on the east bank, but I had a brick yard near the mastaba site on the west bank.
The labourers were a problem again. Every time I needed an obelisk placed, I got 2 labourers from each side of the river. I need to work on this.
I think I'll import the limestone next time; for a very small pyramid, that has got to be more efficient than quarrying.