Hester Street Collaborative

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15 Years of Hester Street

Featured News     Jun. 1, 2017

We’re celebrating 15 years of transformative community-driven planning, design and development for Hester Street! We’ve grown exponentially from our roots on the Lower East Side with projects across the city, state and nation. And we’ve got big dreams for our next 15 years. 15 years of: community engagement in decision making building local power neighborhood […]

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Brooklyn Public Library: Sunset Park

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street is working with Grain Collective to engage the Sunset Park community to design the programming and space for The New Sunset Park Library. The community engagement process includes interviews local service providers, organizations, librarians, and elected officials; patron survey; two large public workshops; 2-4 focus groups with population groups not well represented at […]

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Re-imagine Prospect Park’s Rose Garden

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street (HST) is leading a broad public engagement campaign to engage community members, current and potential park users, and key stakeholders, to help transform Prospect Park’s Rose Garden into a place for all of Brooklyn’s diverse communities. HST’s community engagement process aims to be inclusive and accessible, community-driven, and interactive and innovative in its […]

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Change Labs: Navajo Nation

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street (HST) is partnering with Catapult Design to help expand Native entrepreneurs’ capacity to work together to develop skills, strategies, and networks to strengthen economic development in the Navajo Nation. As part of a weekend-long workshop in Tuba City, Arizona, HST will design and facilitate an interactive engagement that explores numerous ways in which […]

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