Hillman Houses

Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Assembly Speaker from LES, Dies at 77

Posted January 25, 2022 at 5:10 am

Sheldon Silver, the disgraced powerhouse of the New York State Assembly, and native Lower East Sider, whose career was toppled by a 2015 corruption conviction, died yesterday. He was 77. According to the New York Times, Silver, who maintained a residence at Hillman Houses, had been imprisoned at Devens Federal Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts. […]

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hillman Houses Vandalized with Antisemitic Graffiti

Posted January 28, 2020 at 5:05 am

Yesterday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, also marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Here on the Lower East Side, though, it was apparently occasion for some antisemitism. Someone scrawled an antisemitic message – “fuck Jews” paired with botched swastika – inside the Hillman Houses at 500 Grand Street. The […]

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Florence Nightingale School Calls Hillman’s Proposed Dog Run ‘Unacceptable Encroachment’

Posted December 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

A proposed dog run by a Lower East Side co-op is not sitting right with the school next door. The board of the Hillman Housing complex on the eastern fringe of Grand Street (where Sheldon Silver lived) just floated the creation of a new dog park running along Cannon Street. While an amenity for housing […]

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