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

Buildings of the East Village



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Sign LESPI's on-line petition for a new NYC Lower East Side historic district centered on the Tenement Museum. The LES is one of the historically most important areas of the country!

Save the date: June 30 is our and LESJC's "The Power of Place: The Lower East Side of Past and Present" walking tour. See HERE for info and tickets.

LESPI's "Lens on the Lower East Side" books on the East Village and Chinatown - beautiful collections of contemporary photos and histories of these neighborhoods - are available at McNally Jackson Booksellers; Museum of Chinese in America and Pearl River Mart (Chinatown book only); and The Source (EV book only).

Donate to LESPI today - see HERE

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

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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