Hester Street

Where the people shape their city

Thank you for coming to our annual benefit!

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THANK YOU for joining us for a beautiful night under the Brooklyn stars. We welcomed over 350 guests to celebrate transformative community planning, design and development with good food, miraculous music and inspired company. A special thanks to our honorees: Brownsville Community Justice Center, the Center for Health Equity and civil rights activist Linda Sarsour. Big […]

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Cities RISE

Project     2018–Present

The New York State Attorney General launched Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement (Cities RISE) in 2017 to build the capacity of municipalities to use housing and community data across agencies to better address and transform properties affected by the housing crisis. Project partners identified a need for technical assistance and capacity building to […]

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Rochester Public Library Facilities + Operations Master Plan

Project     2018–Present

Hester Street is leading the facilities and operations master planning process for the Rochester Public Library system to uphold Rochester’s 10 library branches as community anchors for the long term. We conducted an extensive review of existing facility plans, research gaps and opportunities for improvement and cull best practice from peer libraries. We engaged RPL […]

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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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