Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Happy Meals?

City Studies

Happy Meals?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance
    • 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.

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip