What do. . .
Native Americans George Washington John Jacob Astor
Federal-style architecture tap dance Stephen Foster gangs of New York
streetcars Kleindeutschland Peter Cooper
vaudeville the vaudeville hook Yiddish theater
Stephen Crane American slang Stanford White
Irving Berlin Eddie Cantor Mae West
Abstract Expressionism Mark Rothko Weegee
Beat literature William S. Burroughs Amiri Baraka
punk rock the Ramones Patti Smith
. . .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.
THE CITY OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK CITY UNDERCOVER POLICE
OFFICER #31107, NYC POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND KELLY,
NYC MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, ET AL.
On appeal by the City of New York.
Cooper Square Committee member Robert Pinter will be in Court on Wednesday, August 24th at 11 am for his lawsuit against the City of New York, and would appreciate community support in the Court room.
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.
See the invitation here (front | inside)
Silent Auction Items:
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.
Stay at Rachel’s Skytop Cottages
Not shown are various restaurant, lodging, and other items available.
Buy your ticket online; click Donate to the right. –>
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.
See more info about the play here.
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!
JASA – Community Room
200 E 5th St (@ Bowery)
Weds 4/27, 6:30pm
We invite you to attend our Membership Meeting on April 27th to learn more about our 3 Year Strategic Plan and help us review how well we are implementing it. We will be giving a powerpoint presentation of our programs and services, and discussing how we can achieve our strategic goals and objectives during a time of severe budget challenges. We will be focusing on the four topics below. We welcome your input!
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.
Anúncio en español aquí.
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)
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)
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)