LESPI-NY:: Lower East Side Preservation Initiative - New York

Buildings of the East Village



Don't miss LESPI's "Mom-and-Pop Storefronts and the Art of Vernacular Design: NYC’s Lower East Side and Chinatown” event Wednesday May 18!

LESPI's "East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side" - a beautiful collection of contemporary photos and history of the East Village - will be the subject of GVSHP's Book Talk May 17! The book is also available at Strand Bookstore and The Source.

Check out more LESPI photos on our Flickr site, and archival to contemporary East Village / Lower East Side images on our Pinterest site!

download the brochure.

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative is dedicated to preserving the historic streetscapes of the Lower East Side, including the East Village, Lower East Side below Houston Street, Bowery, Chinatown and Little Italy