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 […]

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Belmont Avenue Business Incubator

Project     2017–Present

Businesses on Belmont Avenue in Brownsville face challenges that prevent them from thriving. While rents are perceived as affordable, it has not translated to commercial stability. According to a Commercial District Needs Assessment completed by Made in Brownsville, there is a 41% vacancy rate along the commercial corridor. As rising rents displace residents and small […]

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Rockaways Mobile Classroom

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street is designing and building out a mobile classroom to connect seniors, youth and public housing residents in Arverne and Edgemere, Queens with critical health resources, nutrition education and physical activity programming. Long-term partner Ocean Bay CDC will own and operate the classroom truck, a direct response to community needs and priorities for healthy […]

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East Ironbound Neighborhood Plan

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street is working with the Ironbound Community Corporation to develop a neighborhood plan for the East Ironbound neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. Throughout the eight month process, we will work with ICC, other partner organizations, residents, and friends of the neighborhood to learn what it is about the neighborhood that people love, what they would […]

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