Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Project 2023 – Present
In June 2023, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) launched a participatory planning and public engagement process to reimagine the Amsterdam Avenue side of their iconic campus. To carry out this comprehensive visioning project, LCPA partnered with Hester Street (HST) and architecture/urban design firm NADAAA to gather input from the local community on how […]
Project 2023 – Present
Ravenswood Generating Station is New York City’s largest power generating facility, producing up to 25% of the city's electricity at peak times. Through an initiative called Renewable Ravenswood, Rise Light & Power is planning to convert Ravenswood into a clean renewable energy hub
Project 2022 – 2023
In 2023, Hester Street (HST) partnered with New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to devise a community engagement strategy that centered the priorities of Kingsbridge residents in efforts to revitalize the Kingsbridge Armory, a decommissioned armory in the Northwest Bronx.
Eva Neubauer Alligood
Eva Neubauer Alligood is the Executive Director of Hester Street and a social justice leader with three decades of experience supporting community-led efforts to create more equitable and inclusive New York City neighborhoods. Prior to her work with HST, Eva served as Senior Director for Partnerships and Programs at LISC NY, where she created and […]
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On Wednesday, July 26, Hester Street partnered with Next City and the Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute to present The Future of Our Field, a conversation on fighting anti-Blackness and embedding racial equity in the fields of architecture, planning, and design. Over 40 people attended the in-person event and networking reception […]
Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the practice of architecture, urban planning, and design remains an urgent issue in these fields. Not only is it important to increase the number of people of color in these professions, especially Black professionals, but also to support the advancement and leadership of Black and other people of color […]
On June 12, Hester Street officially launched the Jim Diego Fellowship – an immersive, 10-week fellowship program for graduate students of color, LGBTQI+ students, women, and other underrepresented voices in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and design.
Join us! Hester Street’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, join Hester Street as we celebrate 20 years of advancing racial and economic justice through community-based planning and design. In the spirit of our event theme – People Shaping their Cities: Creating joyful, just, and resilient futures – we will honor and rejoice in Hester Street’s partnerships with community-based organizations […]