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The Elizabeth Street Garden and the Battle of the Nonprofit Prophets

Last modified June 29, 2018 at 10:02 am

From the outset of Monday night’s Community Board 2 hearing on the Elizabeth Street Garden, it was immediately clear that the City had successfully pitted green, environmental advocates against those in support of affordable housing, senior citizens, and the homeless. What follows are just some of the more memorable quotes and takeaways regarding the Pennrose […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden and the ‘Halo Effect’ of Haven Green Redevelopment [OP-ED]

Last modified June 25, 2018 at 8:40 am

The debate rages over open space versus affordable housing in Little Italy.The following editorial regarding the fight for Elizabeth Street Garden was written and submitted by Little Italy native, Eddie Panta.  Garden advocates aren’t backing down from their fight to save Elizabeth Street Garden from redevelopment, even if it means being pitted against other non-profits. […]

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Elizabeth Street Garden Advocates Bury the Hatchet, Ramp up Opposition to Redevelopment

Last modified June 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

Advocates for the endangered Elizabeth Street Garden are rallying the troops for another round of battle to ward off certain redevelopment of the Little Italy lot. But first, a truce between the warring factions of the garden. The two nonprofit groups committed to saving the namesake green space – Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden and […]

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KEXP and Chuck D will Play Every Sample from Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back’

Last modified May 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Seattle-based radio station KEXP is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back. Morning Show host John Richards announced yesterday that its deejays will deconstruct Public Enemy’s seminal 1988 album. The news came just a day after the left-of-the-dial station spent the day playing the game […]

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Rag & Bone Closes 2 of its East Houston Stores for Remodeling

Last modified March 15, 2018 at 9:24 am

Several weeks ago, Rag & Bone closed down two of its three contiguous stores near East Houston and Elizabeth Streets. The high-end boutique is not leaving the Lower East Side, though. On the contrary, we’re told that Rag & Bone is instead remodeling the two spaces (formerly Cafe Colonial). The tune-up is in tandem with […]

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Siggy’s Good Food is Closing Down this Weekend

Posted February 21, 2018 at 4:13 am

Siggy’s Good Food will end its restaurant business this weekend after thirteen years. The Elizabeth Street outpost – on the block since 2012 – closes for good on Saturday. “Goodbye, NYC, you gave us wings and now it’s time to fly,” reads the official announcement. Siggy’s eponymous owner is apparently off to Charlotte with its […]

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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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Rag & Bone, Area Gentrifier, Commissions Anti-Gentrification Mural with Clash Imagery

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s a mural that’ll no doubt stir the pot. Rag & Bone, a store that replaced Cafe Colonial in 2010 and further contributed to area hyper-gentrification, just commissioned a new anti-gentrification mural for its art wall. Street artist Dan Whedon (aka Omni NYC) borrowed imagery from the seminal Clash album London Calling in which Paul Simonon […]

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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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