Events

Events

Cooper Square Holiday Flea Market

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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.

 

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Membership Meeting – 9/22

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!

 

CSC Annual Gala – October 25th


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Buy your tickets here!
(you will be redirected to Fourth Arts Block’s website for purchasing)

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

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RGB FINAL VOTE ON JUNE 24th!!!

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)

3rd Avenue Festival, Saturday, June 19th

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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.

Cooper Square Committee Membership Meeting, April 28th

 

Date:  Wednesday, April 28th, 6:30 pm

Location:  29 E. 2nd Street (at 2nd Avenue)

Agenda

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

5) Announcements: 

      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!

Albany Legislative Action Day, Tuesday, April 27th

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. 

NYU Open House – April 14th

NYU is holding an Open House where they will make a public presentation of their 2031 Plan. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 14th from 5:30 to 8 pm at the NYU Kimmel Center, Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place.

NYU’s expansion plans to add 6 million square feet of space to their educational buildings, including dorms. They plan to add half of that amount, 3 million square feet, in the West and East Village and immediate surrounding area over the next 20 years. This is roughly double their rate of growth over the last several decades. It is the equivalent of seventeen more of their recently completed 26-story dorms on East 12th

Street (now the tallest building in the East Village), or four and a half of the Jacob Javits Convention Center, according to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Come to the Open House to find out more about NYU’s plans for our community and for their satellite campuses. Since many of NYU’s plans will require public approvals by City agencies, there will be opportunities for community input.

Seward Park Planning Meeting

Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30 pm

Kenton Hall (333 Bowery)

Between 2nd and 3rd Streets

 

Community Board 3 is hosting a facilitated discussion about development of the Seward Park sites on Tuesday, April 20th at 6:30 pm. A professional planner will guide the discussion about the sites over the next few months. We will be discussing goals and objectives, residential and community development requirements, open space and other amenities, building heights and design, and rezoning options. Area stakeholders are encouraged to attend. The Cooper Square Committee will be representing the interests of low, moderate and middle income residents.

Green Your Apartment! Workshop for MHA tenants, Weds. 3/10

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.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • 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)

 

 

Save the M8 Bus!

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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
Haft Auditorium

7th Ave at 27th St

Join us at the hearing!  Look for the Save M8 signs!


For the flyers click below.

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Membership Meeting – 3/31

The Cooper Square Committee will be having its next meeting for members to learn about what we are working on, including:

  • (to be announced)
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  • 3
  • 4

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

6:30pm

Refreshments will be served.

 

 

SPURA Matters

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.

Nightlife Town Hall – Thurs. 2/4

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.

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SPURA Rally – 11/15, 1pm

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

50th Anniversary Gala

The Cooper Square Committee

Presents

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

6:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm

Dinner Program & Awards Ceremony

8:30 pm – 10 pm

Dance & Silent Auction

 

Mistress of Ceremonies, Vinnie Burrows

 

Ticket Prices:

  • 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)

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