Knickerbocker Village

City Council Passes Bill that Keeps Knickerbocker Village Affordable for 50 Years

Posted November 1, 2019 at 5:08 am

City Council passed a resolution Thursday afternoon that preserves affordable housing at Knickerbocker Village for the next fifty years. The bill provides a property tax abatement that will help offset future rent hikes. Years ago, management for the Two Bridges residential complex announced a rent hike of 13% to account for upgrades to the aging […]

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Revisiting the Rise of Brooks Brothers on the Lower East Side

Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

Brooks Brothers shuttered its Financial District store yesterday (October 11), a location the company held for the last 45 years. The landlord, Brookfield Properties, hopes to “overhaul the property.” “The store is closing due to the landlord’s plans for extensive renovations and changes to the building,” Brooks Brothers VP global public relations told Patch. “We […]

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Is the Knickerbocker Village Gallery Show a Trojan Horse for Potential Co-op Conversion? [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2018 at 10:52 am

When it comes to real estate speculation in low-income areas, a gallery show is oftentimes a Trojan Horse. Making things look pretty and appealing for prospective suitors. Especially in gentrifying neighborhoods like the Lower East Side or the South Bronx, where a distasteful “Bronx is Burning” party was held last year that exploited stereotypical tropes […]

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Knickerbocker Village is Hosting its First Pop-Up Art Show with Residents

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:03 am

Knickerbocker Village is hosting its first ever pop-up art show, exclusively showcasing art from residents within the 1,600-unit affordable housing community in the Two Bridges neighborhood. Guest curated by Anna Kustera, the exhibition will highlight diverse, creative talent from the likes of Danna Call, Jessica Delfino, Hadassah Diaz, Russell King, Gloria Klein, Carter Kustera, Sean Mellyn, […]

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Today in 1818: Brooks Brothers Debuts on the Lower East Side [HISTORY]

Posted April 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

You’re now looking at an archival photograph looking eastward down Cherry Street sometime in the 1920s. The Manhattan Bridge overpass is clearly visible in the background. Closer to our vantage point (sign reading “RUGS”), however, was the original location of Brooks Brothers. That’s the northeast corner of Cherry and Catherine Streets. The upscale clothier began […]

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Residents of Sandy-Damaged Knickerbocker Village to Receive Rent Credits

Posted December 18, 2013 at 6:10 am

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, residents of Knickerbocker Village were in the dark for an extended period of time. Even after power was restored to most of the neighborhood. Now comes the compensation. Yesterday, our city electeds announced that tenants of the 1,600-unit Knickerbocker Village would receive rent credits for the nine days without electricity. […]

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Electricity Finally Restored to All of Knickerbocker Village

Posted November 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

The whole of Knickerbocker Village can finally breathe a sigh of relief. As of yesterday at 4pm, electricity has been restored to 100% of the units in the affordable housing complex.

Op-Ed: Behind the Curtain at Knickerbocker Village

Posted November 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

Much of Knickerbocker Village is still without power, heat, hot water, phone service, mail delivery, garbage collection and internet service.

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An Update from Knickerbocker Village Inc.

Posted November 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Management at the embattled Knickerbocker Village sent around the following update to residents regarding Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Knickerbocker Village Subject of Public Meeting with Local Politicians Tomorrow

Posted November 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

The voices from Knickerbocker Village are now echoing through the offices of our downtown elected officials.