Community News

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


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

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

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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