Hester Street Collaborative

Where the people shape their city

CreateNYC released!

Featured News     Jul. 19, 2017

New York City’s first ever Cultural Plan is fresh off the presses! Hester Street worked with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts-NY and arts and cultural and other community-based organizations throughout the city to engage nearly 200,000 New Yorkers — the foundation of this blueprint for an equitable, inclusive and resilient cultural […]

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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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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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