Seward Park Co-Ops
Co-Operative Village, one of 12 towers
designed by Herman Jessor and built from
1957-60. The Hatters and Painters unions' pension
funds helped pay for the development.
The complex features Socialist Realist-style
Hugo Gellert depicting
Einstein, painted in 1959. In 1996,
the co-op board tried
to have the historic murals removed, but they
reversed the decision after appeals from
art historians and union leaders.
393 Grand: Seward Park Liquors
399 Grand: Noah's Ark Original Deli
is a spinoff of a deli in Teaneck, N.J.
409 Grand (corner): Congregation Emanu-El,
New York's first Reform congregation,
originally met for services on the second
floor of a building here from 1845-48. It's
now the address of Roots & Vines,
a cafe and wine bar.