Saturday, Dec. 18th &
Sunday, Dec. 19th
11 am – 6 pm
59-61 East 4th Street, 4E
The Cooper Square Committee and the Artists Alliance, Inc. (AAI) are co-sponsoring an Indoor Pre-Holiday Flea Market in an 1,800 ft2 loft space to raise money for our non-profit organizations. We will have a variety of vendors selling art work, crafts, jewelry, CD’s and DVD’s, and miscellaneous other items. The flea market will be publicized in numerous online and print media publications.
Please note, as of Dec. 7th, all vendor spaces for both days have been rented.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Location: JASA, 200 E. 5th Street
(Corner of the Bowery) Community Room
Come to our next membership meeting, where we will be discussing the following:
1) Announcement of nominees for our Steering Committee (aka Board). We will also be accepting nominations from the floor. The election will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6th at our office, 61 E. 4th St., 3 – 8 pm. We urge you to come out and vote! If you would like to apply to be on the Steering Committee, click here.
2) Update about the Cooper Square MHA Offering Plan.
3) Update about CB3 Seward Park planning meetings.
4) Annual Gala on 10/25
Refreshments will be served!
See you there!
The Cooper Square Committee will be holding our Annual Gala on Monday, October 25th from 6 – 9 pm. Come join us in celebrating another year of housing justice and community organizing. There will be food, drinks and live music. We will be holding the event in a 4th floor loft space in our office building at 59-61 East 4th Street. Discounted tickets are available for Cooper Square members.
- Christian Valerio, Organizer, Cooper Square Committee
- Tamara Greenfield, Executive Director, Fourth Arts Block
- Valerio Orselli, Executive Director, Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association
- Barbara Shaum, Founder of Barbara Shaum Ltd. (makers of custom leather sandals), a business on East 4th Street
JOIN TENANTS IN CALLING FOR
A RENT FREEZE!!!
COME TO THE FINAL VOTE OF
THE RENT GUIDELINES BOARD
THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH
5:00 PM – PRESS CONFERENCE OUTSIDE THE GREAT HALL
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM WATCH THE RGB DELIBERATE AND VOTE
COOPER UNION, 7 EAST 7TH STREET IN MANHATTAN
(TAKE THE 6 TRAIN TO ASTOR PLACE
OR THE R/W TRAIN TO 8TH STREET)
The Cooper Square Committee is holding our annual 3rd Avenue Festival (6th St. to 14th St.) on Saturday, June 19th, 10 am to 6 pm. There will be live performances from 1 – 5 pm, including the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Maquina Mono, Alexa Dexa, Walking Upright, Bill Popp and the Tapes, and Daniel Weinberg.
We will be holding a Silent Auction, which ends at 5:30 pm. We have tickets to shows at New York Theatre Workshop, La MaMa ETC, PS 122, The Museum of the American Gangster, and lots of other items and services being auctioned off, such as art work by noted neighborhood photographers and painters, an acupuncture session, computer training, music and dance lessons, Spanish tutoring, and more items to be added to the list…
If you can contribute an item to our Silent Auction (a service, dinner for two, tickets to a show, etc…), please contact Steve or Daniel at 212-228-8210. We will list you in our Program Booklet that will be handed out at the Festival.
Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 6:30 pm
Location: 29 E. 2nd Street (at 2nd Avenue)
We invite you to attend our membership meeting to participate in and support the projects we are actively involved in:
1) What is happening with the MHA Co-op Offering Plan? – Presented by Val Orselli, Cooper Square MHA
2) Update about the Section 8 Contract for 10 Stanton Street – Presenter TBD
3) CB3 Seward Park planning meetings are happening now! – Presented by Steve Herrick, Cooper Square Committee
4) What is being done to help preserve the Bowery? – Presented by David Mulkins, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
a) 3rd Avenue Festival on Saturday, June 19th
b) Rent Guidelines Board hearings:
April 30th (tenant testimony 1 – 3 pm), 22 Reade St., Spector Hall
May 5th – Preliminary Vote, Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. (5:30 pm)
Refreshments will be served. We strongly encourage you to attend to find out more, and get involved!
Join a busload of East Village/Lower East Side tenants on Tuesday, April 27th to travel to Albany and meet with our Senators and Assemblypersons. Let them know that tenants expect them to deliver on promises of stronger tenant protections THIS YEAR!!!
With unemployment rates still over 10% in NYC, and market rate rents falling, rent stabilized rents should not keep going up, but they are. Let’s get serious about reform of the rents laws: 1) Repeal the Urstadt Law in order to return Home Rule to NYC rather than let Upstate and Long Island decide the fate of 1 million NYC tenant households; 2) Repeal vacancy decrontrol. Let’s stop the loss of rent stabilized housing upon vacancy, which has resulting in well over 100,000 apartments becoming deregulated in the past decade; 3) Stop unlimited personal use evictions. The Senate failed to act on a bill to limit landlord personal use evictions to one apartment per building. Let’s make it happen this year.
These and other bills are on the agenda this year. Come to Albany to learn more about tenants rights, and let your elected officials know how the weakening of the rent laws has impacted you.
A free bus, courtesy of Union Local 1199, will be leaving on Tuesay, April 27th at 7 am from 1st Avenue and 1st Street. Call Cooper Square Committee at 212-228-8210 to let us know if you will be joining us.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10th, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
At the Cooper Square Committee Office
61 East 4th Street ::: 212-228-8210 ::: www.coopersquare.org
You can save as much as a few hundred dollars per year by “greening” your apartment. Find out some easy ways that you save money by “greening” your apartment.
- Buying florescent bulbs to save energy
- Energy saving techniques and products
- Making your own cleaning products
The first 15 attendees will receive 2 free fluorescent light bulbs at the end of the workshop, courtesy of Con Edison. The workshop will be in English and Spanish.
RSVP here! (MHA tenants only)
The MTA plans to stop weekend and night M8 service!
This and other transit cuts will hurt all New Yorkers!
Protest at the hearing:
Thurs March 4 at 6pm
Fashion Institute of Technology
7th Ave at 27th St
Join us at the hearing! Look for the Save M8 signs!
For the flyers click below.
The Cooper Square Committee will be having its next meeting for members to learn about what we are working on, including:
We will be accepting nominations for the CSC Board. You can download an application here and drop it off at our office by (insert date here).
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
29 E. 2nd St., Community Room
Refreshments will be served.
SPURA Matters will present its findings from its report”Community Voices and the Future of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area” on the Community Board 3 calendar for:
Tuesday, February 16th, 6:30pm @ 184 Eldridge Street.
An exhibition about the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area by students of the City Studio at Eugene Lang College, the New School & Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, in collaboration with SPURA Matters.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 :: 6-8pm
Common Room 2
465 Grand Street (enter on E. Broadway)
Please join your neighbors, along with various elected officials and city agencies for a discussion with the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA).
Thursday, February 4, 2010 :: 6:30pm
P.S. 20, 166 Essex Street (at Stanton St.)
Spearheaded by State Senator Squadron at the request of Rosie, the Nightlife Town Hall will give community residents in Community Boards 1, 2 and 3 the opportunity to speak directly to newly appointed Chairman Dennis Rosen regarding nightlife and quality of life issues. Rosie encourages all concerned neighbors to join this important discussion.
RALLY & VIGIL
for Seward Park
Sunday, November 15th, 1pm, Delancey & Suffolk Sts.
SEWARD PARK URBAN RENEWAL AREA
° 42 years of vacant land in the heart of the neighborhood
° 2,000 homes demolished for urban renewal
° The Lower East Side is still waiting for community revitalization and affordable housing on the site
WE WANT JUSTICE AT SPURA:
° LOW & MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING – NO LUXURY HOUSING!
° PRIORITY FOR TENANTS DISPLACED IN 1967
° OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION
° LOCAL CONSTRUCTION JOBS
° PUBLIC, CIVIC, AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Councilwoman Rosie Mendez & the Family and Friends of Miriam Friedlander
Invite you to join them in a tribute to Miriam’s Life and Legacy
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 5:30 P.M
Council Chamber, City Hall
R.S.V.P by Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Call (212) 677-1077 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
50 Years of Community Organizing and Housing Preservation
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street, NYC
6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm: Dinner Program and Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm – 10 pm: Dance and Silent Auction
The Cooper Square Committee
Our Golden Anniversary Gala
The Gala Committee &
The Board of Directors
of the Cooper Square Committee
Cordially invites you to join us in celebrating
50 Years of Community Organizing
and Housing Preservation
Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth Street
Dinner Program & Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm – 10 pm
Dance & Silent Auction
Mistress of Ceremonies, Vinnie Burrows
Corporate Guests = $150 per ticket
Small Business and Government Guests = $100 per ticket
Non-Profit Guests = $75 per ticket
Cooper Square Members (individual or business members) = $50 per ticket
(The first 50 low income persons can buy tickets for $30 each)
Sponsorship and Advertisement Information: