Posts Tagged ‘Henry Street Settlement’

Community Leader Was a Beacon in Dark Times

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

Chris Kui helped bring emergency funds and hope to downtown after Hurricane Sandy struck By Emily Johnson On the third day after Hurricane Sandy, the staff of Asian Americans for Equality managed to gather themselves and return to their Division Street office—but like the rest of the Lower East Side, it was dark. Without electricity, [&hellip
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Lower East Side Leader Provided Direly Needed Help Post-Sandy

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Downtown OTTY Awards, Special Sections

David Garza worked with Henry Street Settlement team to keep food and assistance flowing in the wake of the storm by Emily Johnson In the first days after Hurricane Sandy, thousands in downtown Manhattan were stranded in cold, dark apartments. FEMA, flush with disaster relief funds, had the resources to send a truck with 22,000 [&hellip
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350 children hold walkout at Henry Street Settlement

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Children and community members protest budget cuts to after-school programs It’s not often children have as much to lose in a political fight as their parents. But for the children of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, this rally was an important one. On Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m., more than 350 students in [&hellip
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A Weekend of Urban Exploration: OHNY opens up city’s best architectural sights

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Real Estate

OHNY opens up city’s best architectural sights Inspired by similar architectural tours in his hometown, Londoner Scott Lauer started openhousenewyork (OHNY) in 2002 with roughly 80 sites sprinkled throughout the city. The weekend-long event, this year taking place Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, has exploded to include almost 200 spaces in all five [&hellip
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