What’s it Like Living or Working in Hell Square? [SURVEY]

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 at 9:49 am by

Long lines outside that eyesore called The DL on Delancey

What’s it like to live and work in Hell Square?

That’s the question behind the second phase of the Hunter College graduate program study that analyzed public health and safety risk of liquor density on the Lower East Side.

No, this isn’t a farce. It’s a legit effort to figure out a way to make Hell Square more livable by improving overall quality of life. The findings from phase one of the study were released back in June, and weren’t surprising. They highlighted a direct correlation between density of nightlife in Hell Square, crime, and perceptions of public safety.

The overall goal of the project is to “gather and analyze data concerning the economic and retail environment of Hell Square (Clinton to Allen and Broome to Houston); identify problems to develop policies that may support a healthier economic and retail environment in the Lower East Side/Hell Square.” At the very least, the outcome will provide more evidence in the neverending battle against liquor license over-saturation.

The Hunter graduate students are currently conducting a needs assessment survey targeting residents, workers, and businesses in this particular zone.

You can take the survey here. Deadline is this Friday at 11pm.

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