University Settlement

Campaign Underway to Landmark Historic LES Settlement House Buildings

Posted March 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

A grassroots campaign is now underway to landmark three historic Lower East Side settlement house buildings. University Settlement (1898) at 184 Eldridge Street, Educational Alliance (1891) at 197 East Broadway, and the former headquarters of Grand Street Settlement (1905) at 311 East Broadway are part of the pitch. All three are exemplary for their architecture […]

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Here’s Where the $1.25M Rivington House Settlement Money is Going

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

In the wake of the Rivington House scandal, the Attorney General last year settled with the Allure Group for its nefarious conduct in shutting down and canceling the deed restriction that led to the $116 million sale of the former nursing home. Under the terms of the settlement, Allure is on the hook for $750,000 […]

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Historic NYPL Rivington Street Branch Undergoes Condo Coversion

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

As the Rivington House condo conversion progresses ever so slightly, another historic building barely a block to the east is headed for same. The Beaux Arts beauty at 61 Rivington Street is now tagged for a similar luxury upgrade. Back in May, the historic building, which formerly housed the New York Church of the Nazarene, […]

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District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar Organizes Free Legal Clinic for Tomorrow Evening

Posted June 23, 2015 at 10:19 am

District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar has coordinated a free legal advice clinic as a benefit to the Lower East Side community at large. For those seeking help and consultation in the specific areas of housing and/or employment law, lawyers from MFY Legal Services will provide residents with pro bono guidance on a first come, first served basis. The event may be […]

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‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Community Mural to be Unveiled This Saturday

Posted June 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Nine winners have been chosen by Healthfirst in the first-ever “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. And this Saturday (June 7), their artwork will be unveiled in a community mural at the Grand Street Settlement-Beacon Community Center (145 Stanton Street). The event kicks off at 1pm and performances from NYC Arts Cypher founder Charlie B. and […]

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Three LES Settlement Houses Host ‘Don’t Be a Bully’ Contest

Posted May 12, 2014 at 11:10 am

There’s no question that bullying is a tough matter, but what can we do to help better understand it? And how can we turn such negativity into something positive? Healthfirst has teamed up with NYC Arts Cypher and The Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR) to sponsor the “Don’t Be a Bully” contest. […]

University Settlement on Eldridge Honored with Street Co-Naming

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

To commemorate and celebrate the University Settlement, the city officially co-named the southeast corner of Eldridge and Rivington.

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Community Board 3 Meets with Residents to Discuss Nightlife

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

Noise, people getting wasted, animals and a zoo. Those were just some of the descriptions East Village/Lower East Side residents used to describe some of the individuals that frequent the plethora of bars, lounges and nightclubs in their community. In a packed room at the University Settlement on Houston Street and the Bowery last night, Community […]

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