Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

You’re invited! Hester Street Annual Benefit

Featured event     Jun. 13, 2018

June 13, 6-10pm Diviera Drive, 131 Berry St at N. 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249 A night of inspiration and music! Please join us to celebrate Hester Street and transformative planning, design and development by and for the people. Help us honor these superstars for social justice: Brownsville Community Justice Center The Center for Health […]

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The MET-Kenan Project for Collective Impact

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street (HST) is conducting research, evaluation, spatial visualization and documentation for a 3-year Collective Impact project funded by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. A collaboration of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), Kenan Trust, New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a cohort of 19 other community and arts […]

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Community Greenworks: Green Leaders Training Institute

Project     2017–Present

Hester Street (HST) is developing a curriculum and training institute for 10 Green Leaders, community-based organizations supporting a green economy across New York State. To build resilient and sustainable communities in cities, the training will focus on tangibly improving Green Leaders’ ability to plan and execute transformative community development initiatives over the next two years. […]

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Belmont Avenue Business Incubator

Project     2017–Present

Businesses on Belmont Avenue in Brownsville face challenges that prevent them from thriving. While rents are perceived as affordable, it has not translated to commercial stability. According to a Commercial District Needs Assessment completed by Made in Brownsville, there is a 41% vacancy rate along the commercial corridor. As rising rents displace residents and small […]

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