After two weeks of misery, Stonehenge Real Estate is throwing a party.
The real estate company run by Ofer Yardeni and Joel Seiden will host a block party this Saturday (Nov. 10) in a bid to cheer up tenants and raise money for victims of Hurriciane Sandy.
“Just a week ago, all of lower Manhattan went dark,” said Michael Stern, creative director at Stonehenge. “As the lights have come on, our tenants, neighbors and friends want to get involved with relief efforts and need a little diversion from all the bad news.
“Taking that feedback, we have transformed our originally planned fall festival, into a casual Block Party and fundraiser to offer a venue for nonprofits to set up donation tables and speak with the community.”
The team hopes the “10 Downing Block Party” will inspire neighborhood residents and metro area neighbors, and Stonehenge tenants, to join together, take a break and help those in need.
On Saturdayfrom noon to 3:00 p.m., 10 Downing (at 6th Ave between Downing and Bedford Street) will host the free street fair with music, performers, dancing and food and the chance to make donations of coats and cash to nonprofits that are helping in the post Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
New York Cares will be on site collecting coats and donations of all sizes. And the block’s new retailers like La Villete will have free tastings.
“Stonehenge thrives on building a strong sense of community around our properties and now more than ever we need to come together and make a difference to help support those affected by the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, in and around the New York area,” said Jonathan Fishman, director of business development at Stonehenge.
Stonehenge owns and manages 27 buildings in the city with over 3,000 rental apartments and close to 800,000 s/f of retail, office and garage space.