Last weekend, the Neighbors to Save Rivington House came together to present to the community stories from the building’s conversion and use as a nursing home for individuals with AIDS. Community members spoke of their personal experiences during Rivington House’s 20-year history.
ESKW/A partner Andrew Knox, a long-time neighbor to the building, attended the forum and spoke to the building’s characteristics and suitability as a nursing care facility.
The event was covered by The Lo-Down; the full article can be read here.
Some of our longer-term fans may recall our excited post from 2 years back at the very beginning of our pool renovation project at the Thomas S. Murphy Clubhouse, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.
ESKW/A and the Owner’s Representative LOM Properties brought a photographer on board to snap underwater photos of the kids from the club swimming to be featured in a large-scale tile mosaic mural in the pool room. Annie Kountz, Project Architect, described her personal connection to the Boys & Girls Club, and we shared a fun video capture of the kids in action. The project is now in construction, and the tile mosaic has arrived in annotated panels and is being laid out in preparation for installation later this week. We can’t wait for the kids to see the project, and for those who were part of the photoshoot to see themselves immortalized on the walls of their club.
We recently added one of our projects to the “Current” portion of our website: The Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica will be adding some much needed space to their Homeownership Center in Jamaica, NY, to better accommodate their ever-expanding home offices and community program facilities. NHSJ is a multi-service counseling agency that has built its reputation in community development, and we are pleased to add them to our list of nonprofit clients who are dedicated to serving the NYC community.
While the design is still in progress, we are happy to share the current images of this small but complex project. Check back for further development.