Friends of the Lower East Side

It’s a Shonda that the Tenement Museum Refuses to Back the Proposed Lower East Side Historic District [Op-Ed]

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

The following opinion piece about the proposed Lower East Side Historic District was written by Joyce Mendelsohn and Mitchell Grubler from the Friends of the Lower East Side preservation group. Although the campaign for a Lower East Side historic district has its roots in efforts led by the Tenement Museum, the current administration of the […]

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Preservationists Pushing LPC to Designate a Lower East Side Historic District 

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:15 am

Catching up on some news from earlier… Several local grassroots preservationists have united under the banner of protecting a large swath of Lower East Side territory. Led by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and Friends of the Lower East Side, the consortium of twenty groups is pushing to instate an Historic District south of […]

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Campaign Underway to Landmark Nieberg Funeral Home (aka Soho House) at 139 Ludlow

Posted February 10, 2014 at 5:02 am

The push to landmark 139-141 Ludlow Street is now underway. This hulking mid-block property – the former H. Nieberg Funeral Home – is currently owned by Soho House, which plans on opening an upscale location here in the coming year. When Soho House first announced its plans to convert the historic structure, local preservationists were […]

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Preservationists Push LPC to Landmark ‘Eastern Dispensary’ Building at 75 Essex

Last modified December 9, 2013 at 8:14 am

Fueled by two notable landmarking victories in recent months – Bialystoker Nursing Home and 339 Grand Street – the Friends of the Lower East Side are retraining the crosshairs on another one-of-a-kind building. One we’ve covered at length – 75 Essex Street. As revealed here last month, 75 Essex is back on the market for […]

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