Elizabeth Street Garden

Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Outline Alternate Future, Lawyer Up

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 8:32 am

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract last month for an affordable housing project atop the Elizabeth Street Garden. All but a death sentence for the open space. The proposed building – developed by Penrose Development – will rise seven stories and carry 121 permanently affordable apartments for seniors. And as if to […]

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Elected Officials Come out Against Redevelopment of Elizabeth Street Garden as Senior Housing

Posted December 11, 2017 at 5:06 am

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract last Friday for an affordable housing project atop the Elizabeth Street Garden. All but a death sentence for the open space. The proposed building – developed by Penrose Development – will rise seven stories and carry 121 permanently affordable apartments for seniors. And as if […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden will be Bulldozed and Redeveloped by Penrose Development

Last modified December 8, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Now that election season is over, there is finally movement toward the controversial destruction and redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street Garden. The city will apparently announce today that it’s chosen the developer to carry out this task. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development awarded the contract for the seven-story project to Penrose Development. The […]

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Watch Mayor de Blasio’s Reaction to Rivington House Accusations at Town Hall Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was open season on Mayor de Blasio during last night’s “sold out” town hall assembly. Lower East Siders peppered Hizzoner with a barrage of questions and grievances related to myriad hyperlocal concerns. Councilwoman Margaret Chin served as moderator. And while many in the room saw opportunity for clarity, political challengers with a horse in […]

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Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden Screening an Evening of Film Tomorrow

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:10 am

Riding on the coattails of Clayton Dean Smith’s success with Off Track Betty at the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival, the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is looking to further engage the community by hosting its own film festival, dubbed “NYC: Lost and Found.” Alongside an Off Track Betty encore viewing, the film lineup includes two additional 15-minute productions […]

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CB2 Chair Condemns Ouster of ‘Friends’ from Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified April 4, 2017 at 11:16 pm

A shakeup at the Elizabeth Street Garden has given birth to a new entity that essentially forced out its independent nonprofit Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden (FESG) with the hopes of replacing it with a new 501(c)3 known as Elizabeth Street Garden, Inc. (ESG), an in-house, incorporated nonprofit. And if that’s not confusing enough, the […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Form Non-Profit Corporation to Fight for its Existence [Updated]

Last modified April 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Friends of the Elizabeth Street Garden, the grassroots organization founded three years ago to preserve the namesake green space, now has some competition with the newly formed non-profit corporation called Elizabeth Street Garden, Inc. Its goals are identical. Namely, to preserve the Elizabeth Street Garden as a public, open green space, Community Garden, and city […]

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Rivington House Stays Front-and-Center in Marte vs. Chin City Council Showdown

Posted March 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

Looks like the widely reported Rivington House debacle will loom large over City Council elections next fall. Last Friday, City Council hopeful Christopher Marte, brought his campaign message of “increased transparency” and “community outreach” to the Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden rally outside the iconic 45 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The Garden protestors […]

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Hundreds Protest Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s Refusal to Save the Elizabeth Street Garden

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

Yesterday, hundreds of residents from Little Italy, SoHo, Nolita and surrounding neighborhoods protested in front of the City Council offices on Broadway, to vocalize their frustration over major real estate development decisions getting greenlit through Margaret Chin and the de Blasio administration. Of the many concerns included the lack of support on Council Member Chin’s part to […]

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City Issues RFP to Bulldoze Elizabeth Street Garden for Affordable Housing Development

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:03 am

The Elizabeth Street Garden is caught between affordable housing and a green place. And now, it appears that bulldozing might come sooner than previously believed. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development issued an official Request for Proposals this week to redevelop the city-owned land for affordable senior housing. “The Project must include affordable housing […]

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