Sat-Sun 8/25 & 8/26/2012
2pm-8pm (both days)
@ The 4th Street Photo Gallery, 67 E. 4th St.
10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FROM 4-6PM TOMORROW (Saturday)!
Call us this morning (Friday) at 212-228-8210.
Volunteers get a free T-shirt!
We will need some help breaking down a few tables and chairs and packing up our material (t-shirts, flyers, fact sheets). It’s light work, but we need some extra hands.
Sponsored by CSC and Clearview Festival Productions. More info: 212-228-8210.
PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY
17 MARKET RATE TENANTS AT 50-54-58 EAST 3RD STREET HAVE RECEIVED NOTICES FROM THEIR LANDLORD, ABART HOLDING LLC, THAT STATE THEIR LEASES WILL NOT BE RENEWED. THESE TENANTS ARE WORKING PEOPLE WHO ARE SHARING APARTMENTS TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE RENTS. ACROSS THE STREET THREE YEARS AGO A LANDLORD EVICTED THE WHOLE BUILDING FOR HIS PERSONAL USE!
DATE: MONDAY, MAY 7TH 2012
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: 58 EAST 3RD STREET (BTW 1ST AND 2ND AVENUE)
STOP THE EVICTIONS-SUPPORT THE TENANTS AS THEY FIGHT BACK!
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL GOLES 212-533-2541 or COOPER SQUARE COMMITTEE 212-228-8210
Come learn about the proposed cuts to HUD funding and how you can help protect the long-term affordability of your development.
Conducted by Tenants and Neighbors
For more information or to RSVP: Contact Katie Goldstein: 212-608-4320,ext 400 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Where & When
Community Service Society, 105 E 22nd St (@ Park Ave.), Room 4A
Weds Apr 11, 2012, 6:30-8:30PM
What do. . .
Native Americans George Washington
Federal-style architecture tap dance Stephen Foster gangs of New York
Stephen Crane Am
Abstract Expressionism Mark Rothko
Beat literature Willi
. . .all have in common?
Find out on the. . . Walking Tour of the Bowery
w/Architectural Historian Kerri Culhane
March 3, 2012 @ 1:30pm
Meet at Cooper Union Foundation Building
(at 7th Street)
Originally an Indian foot trail, Bowery is NYC’s oldest thoroughfare.
It was recently named to NY State Register of Historic Places.
The Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Historic Districts Council are sponsoring a walking tour of the Bowery in conjunction with the Historic Districts Council’s “The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces”Conference. All are welcome on the tour, which is free of charge!
WHO: You, plus many tenants and advocates for working families
WHAT: Protesting REBNY’s attacks on working families, weak rent laws and landlords’ outrageous demand for a quarter BILLION dollar tax break
WHERE: The NY Hilton Hotel, 53rd St. at 6th Avenue in Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, January 19th at 6 PM
On Tuesday, January 3rd, Other Side Productions will hold a benefitperformance for Cooper Square Committee, presenting “Accidentally Like a Martyr”, a gay themed comedy at Paradise Factory Theatre at 64 E. 4th St. The play by Grant James Varjas is “set in a bar populated by men from different backgrounds and generations who are once both regulars and irregular, the play depicts them at their hangout as they while away a seemingly quiet winter evening. Fueled by drinks and other stimulants, those gathered reveal secrets, open old wounds, and covet new visitors in a funny and poignant manner that is both original and reminiscent of landmark plays such as Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band” and Tennessee Williams’ “Small Craft Warnings”, plays that served as touchstones for gay people then and now.” There will be a pre-theater reception,with cocktails and appetizers, at 59-61 East 4th St., 4th floor loft at 6 pm, followed by the play at 8 pm. We have a few tickets remaining and are offering last minute tickets for $20 to our supporters. You can purchase them by clicking on the donate button on our homepage. The Cooper Square Committee is raising funds towards their plans, in partnership with the Ali Forney Center, to develop transitional housing for homeless LGBT youth on East 13th Street.
On Sunday, Nov. 20th, from 6 – 8 pm, we are holding an evening of one-woman shows by two actors and friends of Cooper Square.
Tickets no longer available online; you can purchase them at the door.
Our colleague Fourth Arts Block (FAB!) is holding an interactive festival on Saturday, September 24th, from 1pm-5pm. Come participate in our interactive “Go Green” project at our table in front of 61 E. 4th Street.
One event at the Festival we’d like to highlight:
Also, have any ideas for interactive presentations we can do at future events? For example, at last year’s Festival, we mapped housing and income data in NYC’s neighborhoods. Let us know.
Cooper Square Committee’s Annual Gala on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Colors Restaurant, 417 Lafayette Street,
was a big success. We raised over $22,000 from advertisements in the program journal and ticket sales. Thanks again
to Colors Restaurant for being great hosts, to our honorees — the board, staff and building captains of the MHA — and to
the more than 100 people, including elected officials, who attended.
Hats designed and made on the Lower East Side by Georgina Christ
Various types: knit fur-trimmed & metallic-knit, both with attached neck scarf, fleece, knit, cowl head wraps, evening pillbox hats, and more.
Not shown are various restaurant, lodging, and other items available.
The Metropolitan Playhouse (220 East 4th Street) is setting aside tickets for “One Third of a Nation” on Wednesday, May 18th at 8 pm at a group rate of $12 per ticket for members and supporters of the Cooper Square Committee. We greatly appreciate any additional donation to Cooper Square. Come see a play the NY Times calls “a compelling look at the past as well as a tale with parallels to modern struggles”, and support our work. Written in 1938, it deals with the struggle for public housing. You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the Donate button on our website. Type “May 18th play” in the comment section, and we will add you to our list. We have a limited number of tickets. Payment must be received by Tuesday, May 17th at 4 pm. You cannot pay at the door.
We’re sponsoring an East Village Flea Market this Saturday, May 7th, from 11 am – 6 pm between 2nd Ave. and 1st Ave., next to PS 751. Come check out the local vendors selling jewelry, antiques, furniture, clothing, ceramics, baseball cards and other collectibles. We’re listed in Time Out New York as a critic’s pick!
1) Overview of our Tenant Counseling and Organizing Program
2) Overview of our Community Development Program
3) Special Projects: Going Green, Improving Accessibility
4) Developing a New Generation of Community Leadership
If you are not a dues-paying Cooper Square member, you will be asked to pay dues for a year upon entry (only $1!). Come find out what we have planned for 2011. There will be refreshments and a 50/50 raffle. Come and get involved!
The Cooper Square Committee is hosting a Flea Market Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd from 11 am to 6 pm, at 59-61 East 4th Street, in an 1,800 sq. ft. loft space. We expect to have about 20 vendors selling jewelry, collectibles, crafts, clothing, art work, cd’s and dvd’s.
If you would like to be a vendor, we are renting tables (4 feet wide by 2 feet deep) for $25 per day. Click Donate on the right to register. (write on the 2nd screen which day(s) you want to sell on, and what you are selling) We will be in touch with you to confirm your registration.
Alquilamos mesas por $25/día. Haga clic en el botón Donate al lado derecho para registrarse. (escriba en la segunda página en cual(es) días quiera vender, y lo que quiera vender) Entraremos en contacto con Ud. para confirmar su registración. Para más información, llámenos al 212-228-8210.
(59-61 E 4th St, 4th Floor)
Dear Bowery/Cooper Square neighbors,
Take a community stand against overdevelopment and the profiteering that destroys community and local character. This is about much more than just one historic townhouse.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Come to the Annual Conference of the
Black, Latino, & Asian Legislative Caucus in Albany
With our rent stabilization and rent control laws expiring in four months, please send a strong message to your legislators – they must preserve our rent protections for this generation and the next!
RSVP for a seat on one of the buses to Albany, free of charge:
All buses leaving at 10 AM SHARP this Saturday, February 19th!!! The bus returns in the early evening!!!
Lower East Side
1st Ave and 1st St
City Councilmember Rosie Mendez Hosts Forums on Bed Bugs in Private Housing on Tues. January 18th and on Bed Bugs in Public Housing on Wed. January 19th
Saturday, January 8, 2011 • 2:00-4:30 PM
59-61 East 4th Street, 4th floor
sábado, 8 de enero, 2011 • 2:00-4:30 PM
59-61 E de la Calle 4, 4º piso
Come see the 3 kings, games, gifts, snacks, & dancing
Venga a ver los 3 reyes magos, juegos, regalos, un refrigerio, & baile
Sponsors / Patrocinadores:
Rod Rodgers Dance Company (62 E 4th St)
& Random Accessories (77 E 4th St)
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.
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.
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!