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

Buildings of the East Village



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Join us for two exceptional LESPI walking tours: "The East Village: Four Hundred Years of Art, Architecture and Activism" on May 26, see HERE for info and tickets, part of Lower East Side History Month; and with LESJC for "The Power of Place: The Lower East Side of Past and Present" on June 30, see HERE for info and tickets.

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!

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

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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