Nathan Straus Playground

One Week After Reopening, Nathan Straus Playground is Again Locked

Last modified October 30, 2020 at 7:08 am

Not so fast. One week after the Parks Department unlocked Nathan Straus Playground to the public, it’s again gated. Readers report that the padlocks returned on Tuesday without any communication from the city. As reported, the Lower East Side park, which abuts the Attorney Street cul-de-sac, had been closed without notice for nearly a month […]

Weeks-Long Closure of Nathan Straus Playground was Due to Parks Department ‘Oversight’

Posted October 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

Until yesterday, the Nathan Straus Playground was locked up, leaving the community without a popular public amenity for three weeks. The playground, which abuts the Attorney Street cul-de-sac, had been closed without notice or communication from the city. Though the adjacent school, PS140, did have access. When reached for comment yesterday, the Parks Department admitted […]

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LES School Again Raising Money to Buy Thanksgiving Turkeys for its Students in Need

Posted November 14, 2019 at 5:06 am

For the second year in a row, the folks at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School are giving back to the community this Thanksgiving. This time, the PTA is doubling down, aiming to donate 200 turkeys to students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. So far, $540 of the $4,000 goal has been […]

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LES School Raising Money to Buy Turkeys for its Students in Need

Posted November 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

This Thanksgiving, the PTA at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School is giving back to the neighborhood. They’ve set a goal to provide 100 turkeys for students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday. The Ridge Street school reportedly has one of the highest rates of attendees from low-income families in the city, of […]

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At 3 Stories, 50 Clinton Street Luxury Condo Usurps Public Park Space

Posted February 22, 2016 at 5:17 am

Rise up. That’s the mantra of 50 Clinton Street. Literally. The superstructure sprouted from its enormous seven-parcel footprint within the last couple weeks and now sits at a hefty three-story height. It took awhile to get to this point, though. Developer DHA Capital stumbled through several delays and stop-work orders. Upon completion, though, they’ll be […]

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Number 35 Gallery Moving to 141 Attorney

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

Number 35, the three-year-old gallery at 39 Essex Street, is amidst a move to 141 Attorney. Signs taped on the window panes of their current storefront alert visitors to the forthcoming address change. We followed the scent, as it were, northeast to the Attorney Street cul-de-sac abutting Nathan Straus Playground. From the look of it, […]

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Flag Above Nathan Straus Playground

Posted March 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

Mounted to the side of 176 Rivington Street, overlooking Nathan Straus Playground, is this rotting piece of artwork.  It portrays a blue Puerto Rican flag with an inscription in Spanish reading, “tell the drugs, no, and life, yes.”

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