Seward Park Co-op

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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Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Grand Street Traffic Bottleneck at Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Tonight, Lower East Side residents can vocalize their displeasure about the ongoing nightmare known as the Grand and Clinton Street traffic jam. A Town Hall forum has been orchestrated by the Grand Street Democrats to raise awareness and solutions to City officials surrounding what’s becoming an increasingly dangerous quality-of-life issue for those living in the […]

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After 43 Years on Grand Street, Seward Park Liquors is Moving to Ludlow

Posted January 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

In the coming weeks, Seward Park Liquors will leave its namesake territory. The Seward Park Co-op board ultimately voted against renewing their retail lease back in April after more than 43 years at the base of the residential complex. However, owner John DeBlasio is in the process of moving the business just a few blocks […]

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‘Randall’s Barbecue’ Takes a Foothold in Seward Park

Posted September 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

Shalom Chai pizzeria is three years in the grave, but its former Grand Street headquarters might soon go traif. From kosher dairy to barbecue, in fact. You’ll recall that the landlord of 359 Grand Street, the Seward Park Co-op, evicted the business in May 2014. That’s when first-timer Nathan Sklar signed a fifteen-year lease to impart a Mediterranean […]

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Seward Park Co-op Board Prevails Against Disgruntled Residents in Parking Garage Privatizing Lawsuit

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

The civil war that polarized the Seward Park Co-ops for the last year finally concluded last week. The Seward Park Board of Directors essentially privatized the garage as a for-profit parking operation when it entered a ten-year lease with Icon/Quik Park in early 2016. It was a 6 to 5 vote at the time. According […]

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Seward Park Co-op Building Had a Fire in its Boiler Room Yesterday [Updated]

Last modified May 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

You may have noticed the extreme response of fire engines on Clinton Street yesterday morning, just outside Fine Fare. Apparently, there was a fire in the boiler room of Seward Park Co-op at 175 Clinton. No one was asked to evacuate, by FDNY or otherwise, but a few residents did so of their own volition […]

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There is a Petition to Close Clinton Street Approach to the Williamsburg Bridge

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

When the decision was made by Department of Transportation to open a new entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge via Clinton Street a few years ago – it was in response to the tragic death of Dashane Santana on Delancey in 2012 – bottlenecks began instantly, and backed up to the FDR. It created a situation […]

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