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Grand Street Settlement is Giving Away 16K Books Today and Saturday

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 11:39 am

Summer reading lists at the ready! The Grand Street Settlement, in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the New York City Housing Authority, and the New York Public Library, will be giving away 16,000 brand new books to Lower East Side youth this week. They’ll be distributing titles for ages 0-18 as part of the Book Rich […]

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At Grand Street Settlement’s Annual Taste of the Lower East Side [RECAP]

Posted May 7, 2018 at 9:26 am

The Lower East Side has long been long been known for its food. So it wasn’t a leap when the Grand Street Settlement’s volunteer mentors, who were determined to raise money for its youth trips, started the fundraiser “Taste of the Lower East Side” 18 years ago. In the beginning, they went door to door, […]

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‘GrandLo Cafe’ Debuts at Essex Crossing Today

Posted March 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop to land on the Lower East Side – is ready to roll at Essex Crossing. It had been in previews for weeks. The Grand Street Settlement is in charge of the 2,500 square-foot social enterprise, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. Soft open is today […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Raises $28K, Opens at Essex Crossing in March

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:12 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop concept – is two months from debuting at Essex Crossing. By March, the Grand Street Settlement will be running the show, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. The Lower East Side social services organization kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign back in November, […]

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‘GrandLo Cafe’ Kickstarts Crowdfunding Campaign Ahead of Winter Debut

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Grand Street Settlement is a couple months away from opening GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Site 6. In the meantime, however, the social service institution has jumpstarted a Kickstarter campaign to assist completion of the nonprofit coffee shop concept (aka “nosh for profit”). All of the donations collected – roughly $7,600 of the $25,000 […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Opens at Essex Crossing in January

Last modified November 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Last to start, but first to finish, Site 6 of Essex Crossing is nearing completion. The twelve-story senior building has been on display since springtime, and is expected to launch in the coming months. As previously reported, the Grand Street Settlement will operate both an onsite senior center, and a coffee shop called the GrandLo Cafe on […]

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Grand Street Settlement Continues its Protest of Masaryk Towers Path Closure

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

With the sealing of a gate, it was the clink heard ’round the Lower East Side. Masaryk Towers sealed its passageway between Pitt and Columbia Streets last month, citing alleged proliferation of drug use/sales, fights, vandalism, speeding bikes and mopeds, and litter as the final cause. Many neighbors in the community were upset. Most vocal, […]

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Masaryk Towers Seals the Rivington Street Walkway Between Pitt and Columbia

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:09 am

The easternmost frontier of Rivington Street – where it’s decommissioned to a walkpath in the canyon of Samuel Gompers Houses and the Masaryk Towers – is now bisected. No outlet. Shots fired. We’ve heard from several residents in the vicinity that it’s causing quite a hoopla. One tenant of the latter Mitchell Lama co-op complex […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: Think Coffee Outpost, Construction Activity Full Steam Ahead

Posted October 15, 2015 at 5:15 am

We’re in the thick of it. Phase I of Essex Crossing is going full steam ahead, with three development parcels already activated. Here are several updates, some of which were gleaned from the developer consortium Delancey Street Associates at the Land Use subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3. The Big Dig The next six to eight weeks will […]

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There’s an Info Session Tonight to Learn More About Affordable Housing within Essex Crossing

Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

With Essex Crossing demolition at full tilt, it was only a matter of time before the administrative powers involved with the project held an information session regarding the housing component. Indeed, this particular meeting pertains to affordable housing, and will attempt to explain housing qualification criteria and the application process. It will also shed light on former site tenants […]

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