Seward Park Co-op

Seward Park Co-op Faces Dire Financial Reality

Posted July 27, 2021 at 5:05 am

The financial standing at the Seward Park Co-op is apparently dire. Thursday afternoon, the board distributed a report outlining various updates. It speaks for itself. Of particular note is the so-called “Capital Update,” in which the board details the deterioration of “brick ties” on facades throughout the housing complex. To remediate the issue is a […]

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Another Seward Park Co-op General Manager Resigns

Posted June 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

More leadership upheaval at the Seward Park Co-op. Residents were recently informed that Brendan Keany, who began his tenure as general manager as Frank Durant’s replacement on April 1, tendered his resignation. For official reasons unknowns. A replacement is currently being sought, below are the communications distributed to the residents a couple weeks ago. Dear […]

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Friedman’s to Open Grand Street Eatery Later this Month

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another dining option is one small step from opening in Seward Park. Word on the street is that Friedman’s, the comfort food, is to open its newest location sometime within the next month. Still no word on an exact launch, though. Meanwhile, the restaurant installed its canopy signage at 357 Grand this week. In addition, […]

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Smorgasburg Takes Over from Hester Street Fair

Posted April 2, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Seward Park Co-op on Wednesday announced to its shareholders the entity to replace the Hester Street Fair. The housing complex, which owns the backside lot facing Essex Street, ultimately chose Smorgasburg as the operator. The company behind the behemoth market – Flea Industries – will impart the “Hester Flea,” beginning Saturdays later this month. […]

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Hester Street Fair Tries to Stay Alive as Supporters Rally to the Cause

Posted March 24, 2021 at 5:05 am

The grassroots campaign to support the continuation of Hester Street Fair is gaining momentum. As reported, the weekly flea market was essentially booted from its eleven-year perch by their landlord, the Seward Park Co-op. The sudden decision – Hester Street Fair was to reopen on April 10 – dumbfounded both vendors and the ownership. “We […]

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Seward Park Co-op Boots Hester Street Fair in Favor of New Operator

Last modified March 23, 2021 at 7:47 pm

Hester Street Fair became a victim of its own success this spring, as its Seward Park Co-op overlord gave it the old heave-ho in favor of something new. Last year’s unique COVID-19 season was likely its last. Curbed had the scoop. The sudden decision – Hester Street Fair was to reopen on April 10 for […]

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Seward Park Co-op General Manager Stepping Down After 13 Years

Last modified March 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Yesterday afternoon, Seward Park Co-op members were informed that the general manager is stepping down next month. Frank Durant, who has managed the complex since 2008, cited personal reasons for the departure, effective April 1. His replacement is Brendan Keany, formerly the General Manager at Penn South. Below is the memo from the Board of […]

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Heavy Winds Damage Elevator Motor Room at Seward Park Co-op

Last modified December 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm

The heavy storm that blew through Christmas Eve damaged one of the Seward Park Co-op buildings on East Broadway. A resident informed us this morning the elevator motor room atop 208 East Broadway lost some of its roof during the high winds last night. The debris fell into the playground area below. However, we’re told […]

Friedmans Readies New Grand Street Restaurant

Posted December 11, 2020 at 5:03 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, is already underway on its newest outpost. It’s headed to Grand Street, at the foot of the Seward Park Co-op. There is no longer any evidence of the preceding restaurant, Randall’s BBQ. Signage was stripped from the facade of 357 Grand Street weeks ago, and there is paper hanging […]

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Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable. The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the near future, it will yield more luxury […]

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