Seward Park Co-op

Bialystoker Tower Tops out at 30 Stories on East Broadway

Posted September 27, 2021 at 5:04 am

One month is an eternity when covering the rising real estate in the neighborhood. In that time since our last follow-up, the tower flanking the Bialystoker Nursing Home finally reached the top. The shadow-casting luxury development at 232 East Broadway reached its thirty-story pinnacle late last week. Token stars-and-stripes affixed to the top. Round Square […]

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Tower Scraping Sky at 20 Stories

Posted August 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

The latest tower to dominate the Lower East Side skyline is coming into its own. Indeed, the development flanking the converted Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway now stands at nearly twenty stories. That’s roughly two-thirds of the way to reaching the thirty-story apex. Making it the tallest building in the immediate vicinity. At least […]

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Flower Pop Mural on Grand Street for the Benefit of LES Organizations

Posted August 4, 2021 at 5:06 am

A bouquet of life for the southerly corner of Grand and Suffolk. This flowery pop of color on the Seward Park Co-op retail complex is courtesy of artist Morgan Everhart. As it were, the mural is a blooming homage to the community’s perseverance through the struggles and hardships of the pandemic. And it directly supports […]

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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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