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Henry Street Settlement Breaks Ground on New Firehouse Facility it Acquired for $1

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Henry Street Settlement just entered the next phase of its push to redevelop an iconic Lower East Side firehouse. Work is now unofficially underway at the long-vacant, yet historic, 269 Henry Street. The nonprofit organization held a ceremonial groundbreak to mark the occasion on Friday afternoon. Actual construction is set to commence sometime in […]

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A Decade in the Making, Henry Street Settlement Finally Closes Deal on Historic Firehouse

Last modified October 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm

The Henry Street Settlement finally closed the deal on an historic Lower East Side firehouse. A decade in the making, the transfer transpired exactly two years after Mayor Bill de Blasio executed resolution 835, thereby approving the sale of 269 Henry to the organization for the bargain price of $1. Thus ushering in a new chapter for the […]

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LES Parks Update: Henry M. Jackson Opens, Sol Lain Playground Still Months Away

Posted July 24, 2017 at 9:38 am

Out on the “bulge” of the Lower East Side, two parks within spitting distance of one another are currently undergoing multimillion-dollar upgrades. The Henry M. Jackson and Sol Lain Playgrounds closed back in August 2016 when the official ground-break commenced in front of the media camera. Both reconstruction projects – roughly on the same trajectory […]

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To Live in a Tiny Lofted Studio Behind this LES Gallery

Posted July 21, 2017 at 5:17 am

Behind the non-descript MAW gallery on Henry Street is a cramped cubbyole studio. And it can now be yours. It appears that the gallery listed the 300 square-foot studio on Craigslist, and currently seeks transient tenants. The furnished apartment features a lofted bed, futon, “exposed brick and a minimalist design.” There is also a doorway […]

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Comedienne Jessica Delfino Pulls Plug on Henry Street’s ‘Unicorn’

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Comedienne Jessica Delfino decided to pull the plug on her two-year-old experimental venue at 105 Henry Street, The Unicorn. Closure happened a couple of weeks ago, and the retail space now sits empty with naught but a leasing sign and fading gate mural. “Rent wasn’t really a factor [in the shutter]” Delfino disclosed in a […]

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Artist Highlights Fallout Shelters Around Downtown to Survive Trump

Last modified May 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

An anonymous artist is out to prove that fallout shelters are necessary to survive a Trump presidency, not nuclear fallout. On Friday afternoon, these simple Trump stencils appeared above several fallout shelter signs around downtown. The vandal hoofed it from the Lower East Side and Alphabet City, to Little Italy, Tribeca, and the West Village. […]

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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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