- Cooper Square Committee opposes the infill plan as it stands.
- Some CSC members belong to a group called NYCHA Allies, opposing the plan. To get involved, email CSC Boardmember Harriet Putterman.
- See Executive Director Steve Herrick’s presentation from our April 2013 membership meeting about the plan.
- Letter from CSC to State Senator Brad Hoylman thanking him for introducing S4641, reviewing the plan. Read More
As a reminder, the final vote of the NYC RGB will be Thursday, June 20, at 5:30 PM at the Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street. If you plan to attend, look for Tenants & Neighbors people there; they’ll be wearing T&N t-shirts. Read More
In the summer of 2010, I was facing some financial difficulty and had fallen behind on rent payments for my rent stabilized apartment on Ave B. Fearing that I would be evicted from my apartment, I was recommended by a friend to get in touch with Brandon Kielbasa at The Cooper Square Committee. Brandon had previously helped her with some issues that she was having in her Lower East Side apartment, and she informed me that the Committee was a great recourse for East Village residents.
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The Cooper Square Committee and the Ali Forney Center have been awarded $3 million by the City Council and an additional $300,000 by Borough President, Scott Stringer to develop housing for up to 18 homeless LGBT youth at 222 East 13th Street, which will be formally named the Bea Arthur Residence. Bea Arthur was an advocate and supporter of the Ali Forney Center and its mission. Community Board 3 unanimously recommended that the site be transferred to the Ali Forney Center and the Cooper Square Committee for this use.