Community News

Our Commitment Goes Beyond Housing

Explore some of the community news highlights within our portfolio and in the communities where we work.


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Hot Bread Kitchen Graduates are on the Rise

Hot Bread Kitchen – one of L+M’s 2019 Grantees – celebrated its biggest graduation cohort yet with 35 women completing the training program in June. The nonprofit social enterprise creates economic opportunity by training women for careers in food and connecting them to meaningful employment. Lydia Rivera, one of Hot Bread Kitchen’s Summer 2019 Graduates, […]

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Senior Companions: Making A Difference by Giving Independence

C+C Apartment Management, in partnership with Henry Street Settlement, offers the Senior Companion Program to residents at Saratoga Square located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The program pairs companions (who are at least 55 years of age) with older adults that have difficulty performing daily tasks. All qualified volunteers complete a training course and serve 15 to 40 […]

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City Seekers Visit Essex Crossing

Delancey Street Associates (DSA) partnered with three community schools in School District 1 to craft the City Seekers After School program. The program helped students explore the Lower East Side neighborhood, its history, and its ongoing evolution. As part of the program, DSA welcomed 40 elementary students to Essex Crossing over the past three months […]

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Energy Efficiency and Resiliency in The Rockaways

Arverne View

Our team is looking for ways to conserve energy from the early planning stages to retrofitting existing buildings. At Arverne View, that meant a combination of energy efficiency measures and resiliency planning.

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Senior Center Finds a Permanent Home in Harlem

The L+M Team joined the staff and parishioners of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ to celebrate the opening of a new permanent home for the church’s Senior Service Center. The opening comes after the center was forced to close in September 2016 when the lease ended at its former location, leaving it to find temporary […]

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: BCJC Construction Program

Marcus Garvey Apartments

Congratulations to the inaugural class of Brownsville Community Justice Center’s Construction Training Program. The program, which took place over 16 weeks, helped 10 Marcus Garvey residents learn new skills in carpentry and framing, as well as some electrical work. Through the BCJC program, five participants have completed their OSHA 30 training and certification, with the […]

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Women of L+M

We want to take the opportunity to celebrate the women of L+M and C+C who bring their skill and expertise to our projects. In fact, some of our amazing women were acknowledged by the Women’s Builders Council and the Council of Urban Real Estate for their outstanding work. We believe that socially responsible, community-based development […]

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Introducing our 2019 Grantees

L+M Development Partners is proud to announce we are supporting 47 incredible organizations who form the 2019 Grantee Cohort. This group of diverse and dedicated non-profits work tirelessly to strengthen and improve their communities in the areas of Education and Youth Development, Workforce Development and Healthy Living. Here are a few from each of the […]

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Hard Work & Talent Create an Upward Career Trajectory

Kingsbridge Heights Apartments

L+M Development Partners is proud to introduce James Shell, the new superintendent for Kingsbridge Heights Apartments in the Bronx. James initially started working as a construction laborer on one of L+M’s Triborough Properties in Bronxchester about four years ago. He secured that position through the NYCHA Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability program, which focuses on […]

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Newark Community Street Team

As part of an ongoing series highlighting some of our Grantees, we’re excited to tell you about the Newark Community Street Team. The Street Team launched in 2016 and focuses on reducing crime in their community through outreach and intervention.  They are one of the many L+M Grantees who are making a positive impact in […]

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Project EATS & Urban Farming in Brooklyn

Marcus Garvey Apartments

After the acquisition of Marcus Garvey Apartments (MGA) in 2014, L+M began working in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville for the first time. L+M sought to revitalize the 625-unit complex with apartment renovations, the installation of alternative energy solutions and various other improvements on the grounds including the construction of a children’s playground. To further […]

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Bronx Children Showcase STEAM Projects

Triborough Portfolio

With the approaching end of school year, many afterschool programs are also coming to an end. In recognition of student’s hard work, one of L+M’s grantees BronxWorks, recently celebrated with a showcase for students to present their work on STEAM-related topics of their choice.

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Local Hiring in Construction: A Bronx Story

Story Avenue East & West

A Soundview native is helping her fellow community members get jobs at L+M’s Story Avenue project.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: L+M and The Posse Foundation

Jayda Shanks, center, with team at Essex Crossing L+M has worked as an employment partner with the Posse Foundation, a college access and career-pathing organization, for many years, and has hired nineteen Posse Scholars as interns and employees. In September 2016, Jayda Shanks, a Posse alum, celebrated her fifth anniversary at L+M. As part L+M’s […]

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Social Enterprise Café Opens

Essex Crossing, Frances Goldin Senior Apartments

In 2018, L+M and the Lower East Side community gathered to celebrate the opening of the first commercial business within Essex Crossing. The Grand Lo Café is a 2,500 square feet café serving coffee, pastry and lunch, all prepared on site. But the Grand Lo isn’t your typical café. Operated by Grand St. Settlement, the […]

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First Building at Essex Crossing Opens

Essex Crossing, Frances Goldin Senior Apartments

Earlier this year, the first building at Essex Crossing opened to the Lower East Side community. The building is also the new home for Grand St. Settlement, an NYU Langone Medical Center and Grand Lo, a social enterprise café. Named for local activist, Frances Goldin, the building is 100% affordable for seniors and those previously […]

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A Second Chance

Sean, a Property Management employee talks with colleague Jose about his experience on StoryCorps. Hear his story about being reunited with his family, working first with Construction, and what it means when companies like L+M are willing to provide employment opportunities to those formerly incarcerated.

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Georgia King Village’s Children’s Library Opens to Residents

Georgia King Village

On June 22, 2017, L+M Development celebrated the opening of the children’s library at Georgia King Village in Newark, New Jersey.

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ReFresh, a Fresh Food Hub, Opens in New Orleans

ReFresh

L+M partnered with Broad Community Connections to convert a previously vacant 61,000 square-foot space into a Whole Foods, teaching kitchen and more.

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Foundations: Afterschool Programs

Since 2012, L+M has supported afterschool programs for residents of L+M properties and other neighborhood residents in Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and the New Orleans-based Fauborg-Lafitte community.

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Career-Pathing with Building Skills NY

L+M collaborated with other New York affordable housing developers to create Building Skills NY (BSNY) to address the need for greater access to economic opportunities in the communities where affordable housing is being built.

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