Community Organizations

Cooper Square Committee
(212) 228-8210
Brandon Kielbasa, Director of Organizing (

The Cooper Square Committee’s mission is to work with area residents to contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/ cultural spaces so that the Cooper Square area remains racially, economically and culturally diverse.

To learn about its extraordinary history, read this 2015 Bedford and Bowery article and take a look at the classic, 1961 Alternate Plan For Cooper Square, which literally saved the neighborhood.

Direct Services: 212-533-2541
Admin office:(212) 358-1231
Wasim Lone ( )

GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development, and community revitalization. They provide us with advice and guidance as a group. GOLES can refer us to qualified landlord-tenant lawyers for our individual needs, and to the Urban Justice Center for legal issues that concern us as a building or an entire association.