Seward Park Coop is a vibrant, multi-generational community on 13 landscaped acres in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Four 20-story residential buildings surround gated green spaces featuring children's playgrounds, flower and vegetable gardens, and grassy areas for lounge and play. In warm weather, residents and their guests enjoy Adirondack chairs throughout the grounds while their children cool off in the playgrounds' water features. Within the buildings, each lobby boasts an original Hugo Gellert mural that depicts scenes and images of the social, political, and scientific ideals and achievements promoted by the Socialist labor unions that founded New York's coops in the mid-20th century. The lobbies are attended 24 hours a day; access is secured by an electronic key fob system. Renovated elevators and public hallways lead to spacious apartments with ample windows. Each building has a state-of-the-art laundry room on the ground floor that is open 24/7 and monitored continuously with security cameras. A fully equipped gym is also open and monitored 24/7 and offers cable television and WiFi while you exercise on the range of modern equipment. Families with young children enjoy the brand new playroom that is stocked with new toys, books, and play structures and can be rented out for parties and playgroups. Also on the premises are a community room and a club room for all types of gatherings and events. A shared office space provides users with an area outside the home to conduct business, use professional office equipment, and reserve one of the two conference rooms. Valet parking in the attended underground garage is available by the hour; shareholders can join a waitlist for access to monthly parking in either the indoor or outdoor parking areas.
Seward Park is surrounded by historic institutions of culture, art, and education, including the famed Abrons Art Center, the venerated Manny Cantor Center (also known as the Educational Alliance), and the 110-year-old Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library. The coop's own commercial businesses along Grand and Clinton Streets include conveniences like a U.S. Postal Service branch, a dry cleaners, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and a Citibank. Gustatory delights like Doughnut Plant, Kossar's Deli, Pickle Guys, Randall's Barbeque, Saluggi's East, and Vin Vero Wines round out the offerings. New neighbor Essex Crossing brings additional convenience and recreation with a Target store, the largest Trader Joe's on the East Coast, and a 14-screen Regal Cinemas, a bowling alley, an International Center of Photography outpost, and the much anticipated new Essex Market and underground Market Line. Public transportation options abound: M14, M9, and M22 busses serve the area, along with F trains at East Broadway or Delancey/Essex; J, M, and Z trains at Delancey/Essex; and B and D trains nearby on Grand and Chrystie. Several Citibike stations are within the coop's blocks.