University Settlement and FABnyc are partnering to launch the Lower East Side Community Culture Council! The LESCCC is an intergenerational team of community residents, University Settlement staff, and FABnyc staff. The council will explore opportunities to bring creative programming to public and community spaces in our neighborhood. We will select and collaborate with artists and/or community partners to envision and plan creative actions that support greater access and equity. Click here to learn more.
FABnyc continues to be a part of the Stanton Street Task Force joining a twenty year long fight to return the Stanton Street Parkhouse in Sara D Roosevelt Park back to community use. After a major campaign push from a series of community partners the Parks Department has agreed to go through with removing their storage items and investing in the building becoming a community center.
Small Business Retention
FABnyc emerges out of anti-displacement organizing done by low-income tenants of both residential and commercial properties. Building off of this legacy we strive to continue supporting and collaborating with small businesses in the Lower East Side. We are also a part of the city-wide coalition, United for Small Business NYC, working to end commercial tenant harassment, displacement, and commercial property warehousing in New York City.