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East River Cooperative, Hillman Cooperative and Seward Park Cooperative

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East River: Benjamin Schlesinger Building

573-575-577 Grand St.



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Benjamin Schlesinger

Russian-born Benjamin Schlesinger was a three-time president of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), serving in this role from 1903-1904, 1914-1923, and 1928-1932. From 1907-1912 he was manager of the New York Jewish Daily Forward, while also active as an organizer for the ILGWU.

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