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Henry Street Settlement Receives $360K Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

Posted April 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

The Henry Street Settlement recently won a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Indeed, $360,000 –  the largest non-media grant awarded – has been earmarked to support the settlement’s latest venture, “The House on Henry Street: Settlements, Public Health and Social Reform.” It’s multi-platform exhibition that will “explore social activism, urban poverty and public health […]

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Locals Rejoice as Busy Chinatown Intersection Bestowed with New Traffic Light

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Department of Transportation last week bowed to the request of Chinatown locals, and installed a new traffic signal at a bustling intersection. Councilwoman Margaret Chin pushed for the measure and announced the new light, located in the intersection of Catherine and Henry Streets. The installation was reportedly at the request of the community, which […]

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Mount Zion Church on Henry Street Wrapped for Demolition so that a 7-story Luxury Condo Can Rise

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:12 am

The former Mount Zion Church of Christ on Henry Street is about to shuffle off this mortal coil. Demolition is proceeding at the pre-war tenement building, as expected, so that more luxury can be born. The entire four-story building is now covered in a death shroud of nets and bars, awaiting certain doom. Demolition permit, […]

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Familiar Face to Demolish Mount Zion Church on Henry Street for 7-Story Condo Building

Posted March 2, 2016 at 9:39 am

Local property holder Daniel Wise seemingly has a penchant for acquiring and razing Lower East Side buildings with religious heritage. As previously reported, he purchased the United Hebrew Community and will throw it down for a seven-story stack of modular housing. Wise – a music producer based on Delancey Street – also purchased the former Mount […]

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Warholian Lineage Project Explores His Legacy at Henry Street Gallery [RECAP]

Posted February 23, 2016 at 10:23 am

It often feels like nothing exciting or creative can survive on the Lower East Side anymore and much of our history is being wiped out. Does anything feel adventurous and a little raw? (How many speakeasies and pop-up shops does a gal need, ya know?) So we tend to stop and take notice, encouraged when […]

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Les Enfants de Bohème Seizes Adjacent Space for ‘Takeaway’ Annex

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Adding adjacent takeaway counters seems to be the latest trend in downtown dining. Well-tread establishments such as Dudley’s and Dimes both installed “Deli” concepts beside their main dining rooms. Each includes both takeaway meal options and opportunities to purchase dry goods. The latest to jump on this proverbial bandwagon is a familiar face. The Les Enfants […]

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Lazy Susan and Shrine Gallery the Newest Entrants to Henry Street Scene

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Henry Street is the latest gallerist frontier on the Lower East Side. A slow trickle of showrooms has opened up the spot – especially the block between Jefferson and Clinton. (So have developers, by the way; look next door.) Two off-the-beaten-path galleries that recently foundered are being replaced with more of the same. Striking out from […]

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Vacant Church at 193 Henry Street Pitched as $5.5M Development Site

Posted December 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

​”193 Henry Street is a future development site,” exclaims the broker-babble on the real estate listing. Meaning, the four-and-a-half-story tenement has no future. The Mount Zion Church of Christ – which operated a congregation onsite for more than fifty years – is current owner of the property, according to public record. Looks like they’re gettin’ […]

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Showtime Series ‘Billions’ Filming on Henry Street Today

Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:17 am

Apparently the billionaire boys club will be on the Lower East Side today. Showtime is on location today, shooting scenes for its forthcoming drama, Billions. Production is centered in and around Rutgers and Henry Streets, so watch your step. And maybe keep an eye out for Paul Giamatti, who is co-starring in the cat-and-mouse series. […]

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Ghosts in the Playhouse: ‘Sisters’ Follies’ Tribute to 100 Years of Abrons Playhouse [RECAP]

Posted October 5, 2015 at 10:32 am

Halloween is quickly approaching and we’ll probably come across a fair share of ghost stories. But how about a musical ghost story? Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons’ Playhouse, Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds is a “spooktacular” directed and designed by Basil Twist (Arias With A Twist, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Symphonie Fantastique) […]

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