Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

Join us! Hester Street’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Nov. 14, 2023

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 […]


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 […]

Rise Ravenswood

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

Kingsbridge Armory

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.