Grand Street Settlement

‘GrandLo Cafe’ Kickstarts Crowdfunding Campaign Ahead of Winter Debut

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Grand Street Settlement is a couple months away from opening GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Site 6. In the meantime, however, the social service institution has jumpstarted a Kickstarter campaign to assist completion of the nonprofit coffee shop concept (aka “nosh for profit”). All of the donations collected – roughly $7,600 of the $25,000 […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Opens at Essex Crossing in January

Last modified November 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Last to start, but first to finish, Site 6 of Essex Crossing is nearing completion. The twelve-story senior building has been on display since springtime, and is expected to launch in the coming months. As previously reported, the Grand Street Settlement will operate both an onsite senior center, and a coffee shop called the GrandLo Cafe on […]

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Grand Street Settlement Continues its Protest of Masaryk Towers Path Closure

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the sealing of a gate, it was the clink heard ’round the Lower East Side. Masaryk Towers sealed its passageway between Pitt and Columbia Streets last month, citing alleged proliferation of drug use/sales, fights, vandalism, speeding bikes and mopeds, and litter as the final cause. Many neighbors in the community were upset. Most vocal, […]

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Masaryk Towers Seals the Rivington Street Walkway Between Pitt and Columbia

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

The easternmost frontier of Rivington Street – where it’s decommissioned to a walkpath in the canyon of Samuel Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers – is now bisected. No outlet. Shots fired. We’ve heard from several residents in the vicinity that it’s causing quite a hoopla. One tenant of the latter Mitchell Lama co-op complex […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Think Coffee Outpost, Construction Activity Full Steam Ahead

Posted October 15, 2015 at 5:15 am

We’re in the thick of it. Phase I of Essex Crossing is going full steam ahead, with three development parcels already activated. Here are several updates, some of which were gleaned from the developer consortium Delancey Street Associates at the Land Use subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The Big Dig The next six to eight weeks will […]

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There’s an Info Session Tonight to Learn More About Affordable Housing within Essex Crossing

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

With Essex Crossing demolition at full tilt, it was only a matter of time before the administrative powers involved with the project held an information session regarding the housing component. Indeed, this particular meeting pertains to affordable housing, and will attempt to explain housing qualification criteria and the application process. It will also shed light on former site tenants […]

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‘LES Ready!’ Town Hall Meeting Tonight at Grand Street Settlement

Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:18 am

Tonight, Grand Street Settlement is hosting the Lower East Side’s Long Term Recovery Group for a Town Hall style info session. The aim is to ensure that if and when disaster strikes the neighborhood again, residents will be ready. LES Ready!, was born in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has been prepping the community in disaster awareness […]

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‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Community Mural to be Unveiled This Saturday

Posted June 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Nine winners have been chosen by Healthfirst in the first-ever “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. And this Saturday (June 7), their artwork will be unveiled in a community mural at the Grand Street Settlement-Beacon Community Center (145 Stanton Street). The event kicks off at 1pm and performances from NYC Arts Cypher founder Charlie B. and […]

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Three LES Settlement Houses Host ‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Contest

Posted May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

There’s no question that bullying is a tough matter, but what can we do to help better understand it? And how can we turn such negativity into something positive? Healthfirst has teamed up with NYC Arts Cypher and The Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR) to sponsor the “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. […]

Free Thanksgiving Meals Offered Across the Lower East Side for Those in Need

Posted November 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

Numerous Lower East Side (and Lower Manhattan) social organizations are offering free Thanksgiving meals for those without. Flyers distributed around the neighborhood in recent days list the locations participating in the program. Orphan Thanksgiving outposts include: BRC Senior Center, 20 Delancey Street Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt Street United Jewish Council, 15-17 Bialystoker Place The […]

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