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

Buildings of the East Village



2015 is the 50th anniversary of NYC's Landmarks Law, which authorized the landmarking of our city's beautiful historic districts and individual landmarks! To help us celebrate this event along with Lower East Side History Month, come to the opening reception for our photo exhibit "East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side" on May 3.

With the return of beautiful spring weather, it's a great time to show your support for Lower East Side preservation with a LESPI t-shirt!

Check out more LESPI photos on our Flickr site, and a huge range of archival to contemporary shots of the historic East Village / Lower East Side 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