Eldridge Street Block Now Named “University Settlement”

On Eldridge Street - University Settlement celebrated its street naming with a dragon dance. Festivities were moved inside due to cold temperatures. Photo by thelodownny.com

We’ve just returned from the University Settlement, where Councilmember Margaret Chin and State Senator Daniel Squadron were on hand for a festive street naming ceremony.  The block of Eldridge between Delancey and Rivington will now officially be named for University Settlement.

The event included a vigorous dragon dance and music from University Settlement’s Early Childhood Center participants.  Executive Director Michael Zisser thanked Community Board 3 and the City Council for supporting the street naming, especially appropriate as the settlment house celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.  More photos after the jump.

Margaret Chin, Daniel Squadron and MIchael Zisser with University Settlment performers..

State Senator Squadron and Councilmember Chin hold the new University Settlment street sign. photo by thelodownny.com