What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design
    • Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7pm
    • Colors Restaurant
      417 Lafayette Street
      New York, NY
      N/R to 8th St-NYU, 6 to Astor Pl

“Making the Grade” debut presentation

"Making the Grade" debut presentation

Every restaurant in New York has a grade. Lots of people decide where to eat based on those grades but what do they really mean? Where do they come from?

Students from Lyons Community School worked with CUP teaching artist Leigh Davis to go behind the letters. They interviewed restaurant owners and workers from neighborhood joints and Michelin-starred sensations, spoke with inspectors from the Department of Health, and paid a visit to the Public Advocate's office. They took what they learned about the system (especially who's apt to go through smoothly, and who'll have a tough time navigating it) and made a booklet on making the grade.

This tasty project made its debut on Wednesday, June 19th. Students spoke about their process and lead a Q & A on the grading system in the dining room of Colors, the only restaurant in New York that is cooperatively owned and operated by its workers.

This public presentation of Making the Grade is a People & Buildings event.

Making the Grade was made possible by Lyons Community School. Additional support was provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Culture in partnership with the City Council.

What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza