Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

20 Years of Hester Street

Featured News     Mar. 2, 2024

Founded 20 years ago by Leroy Street Studio, Hester Street is celebrating 20 years of advancing racial and economic justice through community-based planning and design. Our video captures those who built the organization, including Leroy Street Studio, our founding executive director Anne Frederick and our previous co-executive directors Betsy MacLean and Nisha Baliga, as well as […]

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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 – 2023

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

The Comprehensive Plan for Brooklyn

Project    2022 – 2023

Beginning in Spring 2022, the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, in partnership with the Regional Plan Association and the New York Academy of Medicine, kicked off a planning process to produce a long-term, boroughwide plan aimed at guiding land use decisions and addressing public health and housing needs in the Borough of Brooklyn. […]