Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

Confronting Segregation Event

Featured event     Mar. 27, 2019

Join us on March 27th at the Essex Crossing Community Center for a critical discussion about segregation and the future of a just NYC. Community leaders will discuss the impact of systemic racism and neglect on our neighborhoods and map out what a just future could and should look like. We will also debut a short video […]

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Essex Crossing Needs Assessment

Project     2018–Present

Hester Street is conducting a community needs assessment to inform the programming of a comprehensive, community-specific intergenerational space in a new Community Center for Grand Street Settlement. The 10,500 square foot Center at Essex Crossing is available to all community members and building residents, and will include a cafeteria, multipurpose rooms, offices and an outdoor […]

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Where We Live NYC: Fair Housing Together

Project     2018–Present

Hester Street (HST) is leading public engagement for Where We Live NYC, a City-led collaborative planning process to better understand how fair housing challenges like segregation and discrimination impact New Yorker’s everyday lives. In order to conduct deep engagement on difficult subjects such as segregation and the legacy of racist policies and practices, HST developed […]

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Edgemere Brownfield Study

Project     2018–2019

Hester Street (HST) conducted a planning study within the brownfield areas of Arverne and Edgemere, Queens to advance economic opportunity in the neighborhood. With support from the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Remediation (MOER), we worked with Ocean Bay CDC to study place-based opportunity along the Beach Channel Drive corridor for supporting capacity-building resources for small […]

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Neighborhood Activation Study

Publications     Nov. 6, 2018

Visit the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice website to download the report.

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