Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

Save the Date! 2019 Hester Street Annual Benefit

Featured event     Jun. 13, 2019

Get ready for a night of inspiration and music! Join us in celebrating Hester Street, our partners, and the transformative power of planning, design and development by and for the people. Help us honor these superstars for social justice: ARTs East New York Inc., using the transformative power of the arts as a tool for […]

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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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