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Celebrating 125 Years of the ‘House on Henry Street’

Last modified September 17, 2018 at 9:42 pm

The Henry Street Settlement is making waves as it continues with its year long quasquicentennial celebration of providing social services, arts, and healthcare to the Lower East Side and throughout the city. Of note, “The House on Henry Street,” a new permanent exhibit funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Sun Hill […]

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It Took 6 Days to Assemble this Prefab LES Condo Development

Posted April 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Second announced, but first to the finish, 193 Henry Street is considered the first modular housing development on the Lower East Side. And it took less than a week to stack up the building blocks. Brooklyn-based Think! Architecture + Design was quick to point out this week on Instagram that the new seven-story construction was swiftly […]

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Henry Street Settlement Begins Rehabilitation Work on its Firehouse Facility

Posted February 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Henry Street Settlement is moving forward with its plans to revamp a retired Lower East Side firehouse. Even though the ceremonial groundbreak transpired back in November, only now is the real job beginning. The Department of Buildings issued permits last week to redevelop the local icon (269 Henry Street) into a new community facility […]

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Plumes of Steam are Billowing from Henry Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified January 8, 2018 at 8:17 am

Henry Street is just blowing off some steam. The corner of Henry and Clinton Streets is enveloped in a thick plume of steam. Firefighters called to the scene are cordoning the area surrounding the billowing manhole. Apparently a water main broke which led to the steam situation. Water is flooding the street. There is no one […]

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Henry Street Settlement Breaks Ground on New Firehouse Facility it Acquired for $1

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Henry Street Settlement just entered the next phase of its push to redevelop an iconic Lower East Side firehouse. Work is now unofficially underway at the long-vacant, yet historic, 269 Henry Street. The nonprofit organization held a ceremonial groundbreak to mark the occasion on Friday afternoon. Actual construction is set to commence sometime in […]

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A Decade in the Making, Henry Street Settlement Finally Closes Deal on Historic Firehouse

Last modified October 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm

The Henry Street Settlement finally closed the deal on an historic Lower East Side firehouse. A decade in the making, the transfer transpired exactly two years after Mayor Bill de Blasio executed resolution 835, thereby approving the sale of 269 Henry to the organization for the bargain price of $1. Thus ushering in a new chapter for the […]

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LES Parks Update: Henry M. Jackson Opens, Sol Lain Playground Still Months Away

Posted July 24, 2017 at 9:38 am

Out on the “bulge” of the Lower East Side, two parks within spitting distance of one another are currently undergoing multimillion-dollar upgrades. The Henry M. Jackson and Sol Lain Playgrounds closed back in August 2016 when the official ground-break commenced in front of the media camera. Both reconstruction projects – roughly on the same trajectory […]

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To Live in a Tiny Lofted Studio Behind this LES Gallery

Posted July 21, 2017 at 5:17 am

Behind the non-descript MAW gallery on Henry Street is a cramped cubbyole studio. And it can now be yours. It appears that the gallery listed the 300 square-foot studio on Craigslist, and currently seeks transient tenants. The furnished apartment features a lofted bed, futon, “exposed brick and a minimalist design.” There is also a doorway […]

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Comedienne Jessica Delfino Pulls Plug on Henry Street’s ‘Unicorn’

Posted June 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Comedienne Jessica Delfino decided to pull the plug on her two-year-old experimental venue at 105 Henry Street, The Unicorn. Closure happened a couple of weeks ago, and the retail space now sits empty with naught but a leasing sign and fading gate mural. “Rent wasn’t really a factor [in the shutter]” Delfino disclosed in a […]

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Artist Highlights Fallout Shelters Around Downtown to Survive Trump

Last modified May 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

An anonymous artist is out to prove that fallout shelters are necessary to survive a Trump presidency, not nuclear fallout. On Friday afternoon, these simple Trump stencils appeared above several fallout shelter signs around downtown. The vandal hoofed it from the Lower East Side and Alphabet City, to Little Italy, Tribeca, and the West Village. […]

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