Seward Park

Straus Square will Permanently Close to Traffic this Summer

Posted June 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Major changes are coming to Straus Square, the small Lower East Side traffic median. Namely, it’ll soon be absorbed by the larger Seward Park at its back, and lose that scruffy feel. As previously reported, Seward Park is the recipient of $6.4 million in funding as part of the Park’s Without Borders program. While much […]

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Seward Park Basketball Courts Hamstrung by ‘Absentee’ Contractor

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:05 am

Area youth will need to wait another couple months to play ball inside Seward Park. The current resurfacing job underway the last couple months is behind schedule. Until yesterday, there had been almost no activity in the rear corner of the park for at least two weeks. The big boys came to play yesterday, though, […]

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Parks Department Outlines $6.4M Seward Park Upgrades, Coming Late 2019

Posted May 12, 2017 at 5:00 am

Seward Park, the oldest municipal park in the country, is headed for a massive makeover … in two years. Thanks in part to hard-fought battles for funding and upgrades by its namesake conservancy, Seward Park last year scored $6.4 million as part of the “Parks Without Borders” program to reinvigorate the parkland. It’s certainly a […]

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‘Delancey Wine’ Grows Exponentially with Move Down the Block

Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:19 am

In one swift move, Delancey Wine is no longer a stuffy cubbyhole store. The nine-year-old mom-and-pop, located on the outskirts of Seward Park, will open its much larger headquarters next Sunday (May 13). As previously reported, ownership signed a lease down the block at 35 Essex Street. Cause for the change in scenery was a purported […]

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Parks Department Begins Resurfacing of Seward Park Basketball Courts

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:09 am

The pock-marked basketball court in the northeast corner of Seward Park is on the road to rehabilitation. Parks Department identified the public space as one of four Manhattan sites eligible for reconstruction and resurfacing via $2.2 million in funding from the city. (In fact, three are located on the Lower East Side.) Chain-link fencing has […]

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Donald Trump’s ‘Chocolate Cake’ Quote Appears on Seward Park Fence

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:18 am

It was revealed last week that President Trump was scarfing down the “most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen” when he ordered the air strike (59 Tomahawk cruise missiles) on a Syrian airfield earlier this month. He was dining at his Mar-a-Lago country club with Chinese president Xi Jinping at the time. […]

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With UNIQLO Grant, Public Art ‘Constellation’ Coming to Seward Park this Summer

Posted April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

If all goes to plan, Seward Park will soon boast a year-long public art exhibit. The new project is one of ten such “Art in the Parks” installations around the city, sponsored by UNIQLO and the Parks Department. Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong won the $10,000 grant to impart “Constellation” to the “underused” plaza outside the New York […]

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Owner of Seward Park Liquors Retracts Prior Statements About Landlord and Fate of Store

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

The fate of Seward Park Liquors will be determined this week. The owner of Seward Park Liquors – headquartered at 393 Grand Street since 1973 – retracted prior comments suggesting that landlord Seward Park Co-op was “forcing him out” of business. The lease on the space is up. “After forty-three years of service without missing […]

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Despite New Signage, Dogs Are Still Allowed in Seward Park

Posted March 8, 2017 at 5:11 am

Don’t worry, dog owners. Those spiffy new park rules signs at Seward Park are incorrect and will be swapped. Last week, we heard from several readers that Seward Park was no longer allowing dogs inside the green space, leashed or otherwise. It then appeared confirmed with the new forest-green signs bolted to the fences. However, […]

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Stewards of Seward Park Hosting Fundraiser for Improvements

Posted January 26, 2017 at 9:33 am

The Seward Park Conservancy – stewards of the three-acre greenspace along Essex and East Broadway – is soliciting for donations. They’re hosting a fundraiser party this evening to fatten up the piggy bank. Tickets to the event cost $35, which grants you a membership in the Conservancy. The lump-sum collection will help see through the following […]

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