Hester Street Collaborative
Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:04 am
The Hester Street Collaborative just announced its annual benefit gala. As part of the fundraiser fete next month, they’re honoring, among others, controversial Palestinian-American activist, Linda Sarsour. The local nonprofit group – dedicated to urban planning, design, and development “to ensure neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them” – is apparently making […]
Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:16 am
As expected, the city finally rolled out the creative element of the nascent South Street Greenway. The two blocks’ worth of brightly colored geometric forms – part of an art project called “We Call This Place Home” – were rooted in the concrete medians this weekend, officially kicking off the art program for this site. Neighborhood […]
Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:19 am
It’s official: the new archipelago of concrete median islands on South Street are going to get some public art. Earlier this week, State Senator Daniel Squadron, the DOT, and the Hester Street Collaborative gave it the go-ahead via vote at the CB3 subcommittee meeting. Artists Samuel Holleran and Chat Travieso won the bid; their temporary project […]
Posted July 12, 2016 at 5:10 am
Get ready for the South Street Greenway. Despite the short-run setback of a new roadbed (three months’ worth), real progress is now visible with regard to the South Street Greenway project. The infrastructural implementation that began back in March (or so we thought) – this included flyers explaining imminent fixes – was apparently sidelined by […]
Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:12 am
Have construction, will decorate. Traffic modifications are now underway on South Street as part of the city’s so-called “Greenway” project. In due course, a series of 6-foot protective concrete barriers will be installed between Rutgers Slip and Montgomery Street, and travel lanes reconfigured to discourage speeding. These traffic calming measures are part of an overall […]
Posted June 26, 2014 at 10:08 am
More public art is on the way for the Lower East Side’s own Pier 42. Chat Travieso, an exercised artist in outdoor works, is bringing his creativity to the neighborhood. His latest project builds on his 2013 Paths to Pier 42 installation, “On a Fence,” which turned a section of the fence enclosing the park into an interactive structure […]
Posted July 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Waterfront Park Day at Pier 42 this past May was but an introduction to the interim use planned for the park ahead of redevelopment. Indeed, after months of planning and red tape, the programming component of the Paths to Pier 42 initiative is set to launch tomorrow. Participating artists include Chat Travieso, Interboro Partners, Jennifer Wen Ma, […]
Last modified March 1, 2013 at 12:18 am
The transformation of Pier 42 into park space kicks off May 4, when the northern section officially opens to the public.
Last modified January 17, 2013 at 6:22 am
Downtown denizens might revel in the knowledge that the photogenically decaying Pier 42 will become a public park for the Lower East Side. However, that transformative dream boat is at least five years away from docking.
Last modified October 2, 2012 at 10:53 am
It was under crisp sunshine early yesterday afternoon that State Senator Daniel Squadron, Manhattan Parks Commish Bill Castro, and project manager Doug Nash collectively led an exclusive press preview of Pier 42.