Seward Park Co-op

Grand Street 7-Eleven Closes Tomorrow

Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:07 am

The 7-Eleven outside the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street is at the end of its life. Five years later, the franchisees have terminated their lease, and will close down for good tomorrow (August 31). Co-op management, which owns the one-story commercial strip, confirmed the closure to us earlier this month. Apparently, 7-Eleven corporate guaranteed […]

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Seward Park Co-op Owners Petition Change to Bylaws that Would Allow $54M Air Rights Deal

Last modified August 24, 2018 at 9:12 pm

A sore loss, and a last-ditched effort at another shot… It’s been two months since the Seward Park Co-op collectively voted to deny the sale of its precious air rights to developer Ascend Group. Not content with the outcome of the member vote, it appears “the majority of shareholders” who voted YES are desperately trying […]

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You Can Now ‘Super Charge’ Your Tesla on the Lower East Side

Posted August 23, 2018 at 5:06 am

In case you happen to own a Tesla, then charging it up just got a bit easier. Elon Musk’s trendy automaker recently expanded super-charging capabilities throughout Manhattan, allowing fast-charge options for motorists. For locals, the function is now available in Chinatown and on the Lower East Side. “We just expanded our Supercharger network across New […]

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Sneak Peek Inside ‘Randall’s Barbecue,’ Opening August 26 on Grand Street

Last modified August 16, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Time has come for Randall’s Barbecue on Grand Street. Months of delays in the rearview, the newcomer restaurant is set to start serving in two weeks. Here’s a sneak peek inside the establishment at 359 Grand. There is picnic seating plus bar stools facing the open kitchen. The Randall’s menu consists of barbecue classics like […]

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7-Eleven is Closing Down After 5 Years on Grand Street

Last modified August 14, 2018 at 8:47 am

On the Lower East Side, one chain breaks as two more are forged. Word on the street is that the Seward Park franchise of 7-Eleven is folding. A tipster sent along this image showing the fire sale of 75% off goods in-store at 403 Grand Street. Charles H. Greenthal (management) confirmed that it’ll close on […]

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First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway. As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the […]

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Seward Park Co-op Votes to Deny Air Rights Deal to Developer

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Big news out of Seward Park Co-op this afternoon. The votes are counted; the housing complex on Tuesday voted to deny the $54 million sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group. According to management – Charles H. Greenthal and Co. – the referendum did not yield the required two-thirds majority to pass. (Results: 690 Yes, […]

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Why I’m Voting ‘YES’ Tomorrow on the Seward Park Air Rights Sale [OP-ED]

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last week, we posted an editorial from a Seward Park Co-op owner opposed to the sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group for its two-towered vision. Herewith, an op-ed from the other perspective on the shareholders vote, which happens tomorrow, written by Seward Park shareholder and former board member Marc Albaum. Picture this. It’s a […]

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Whose Air Rights is Seward Park Selling? [OP-ED]

Posted June 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

The following editorial was written by CUNY Sociology Professor and Seward Park Co-op resident Barbara Katz Rothman. The Seward Park Co-op board votes on the controversial Bialystoker air rights sale June 12. I am an academic, a CUNY Professor, a totally wonderful, privileged life.  I work from home a lot – when I lived in […]

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‘My Little Village Preschool’ is Moving to the Seward Park Co-op

Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:09 am

After fifteen years residing in Alphabet City, My Little Village Preschool is moving its operations to a bigger, and presumably better, space on the Lower East Side. The new facility is situated on the ground floor of the Seward Park Co-op (at 383 Grand Street), and includes an indoor play space, an art room, a library […]

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