My LES: Caroline Kruse

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What do you do?

I am the Development Director at the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which means my day lands somewhere between writing grants, leading corporate volunteer groups, planning fundraisers, and building up our electronic waste recycling program.

How long have you lived on the LES?

Since 2008.

Favorite block in the hood?

I live on 9th Street between First and Avenue A, and I’m pretty obsessed with my block.

Favorite date spot in the hood?


Minimalist thin crust pizzas and other Italian specialties come out of a wood fired oven at this intimate spot on Eldridge Street.

217 Eldridge, near Stanton


Monday-Saturday 6pm-11pm; closed Sundays

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