Elizabeth Street

Haven Green is Not up for the Challenge in Little Italy [OP-ED]

Last modified December 6, 2018 at 9:19 am

The debate over whether to bulldoze Elizabeth Street Garden in Little Italy for the Haven Green senior affordable housing continues tonight courtesy of Community Board 2. Co-developers of the seven-story mixed-use project – Pennrose Properties, Habitat NYC, and RiseBoro – are expected to present the “Final Design” at this public hearing. CB2 is anticipating a […]

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HPD Moves Forward with ‘Haven Green’ Development Atop Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified November 16, 2018 at 8:59 am

With the edict to remove statues from the park, the proverbial bulldozers are revving up the engines after the city decides to move forward with the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Street Garden. This week, the Department of City Planning certified plans to proceed with the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) for the Haven Green […]

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City Demands Removal of Statues from Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 29, 2018 at 8:17 am

Last week, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development sent a notice to the stewards of the Elizabeth Street Garden to remove the longstanding statues from the city-owned plot. All of them. It’s the latest chapter in a years-long drama pitting neighborhood activists against city plans to redevelop the site as affordable housing. The eponymous […]

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JR Pastes New Mural at Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified October 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

As part of the continuing effort to save the Elizabeth Street Garden, advocates invited renowned street artist JR to add a creative touch. The French artist pasted the piece yesterday afternoon as a means to call attention to the struggle by locals to keep the green space in Little Italy. JR has been all over […]

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‘POPS’ Goes the Elizabeth Street Garden

Last modified September 5, 2018 at 8:48 am

Developers behind the controversial Elizabeth Street Garden affordable housing project are going straight to the public with their plans. Now, area locals will have another chance to interact with Haven Green, the proposed seven-story, “deeply affordable” senior housing development and its Privately Owned Public Space (POPS) that together replace the garden. Pennrose Properties, Habitat for […]

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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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