Lower East Side Historic District

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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As Development Heats Up, Landmarked Lower East Side Historic District Isn’t Any Closer to Happening

Posted July 21, 2016 at 9:33 am

With the city’s so-called “backlog” initiative firmly in the rearview, it’s time to refocus. You’ll recall that several local grassroots preservationists continue the battle to protect an historically-significant swath of Lower East Side territory. Led by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and Friends of the Lower East Side, the consortium of area groups is pushing […]

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You Can Now Explore all the LPC-Designated Landmarks Across NYC

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:10 am

Calling cartography nerds… The Landmarks Preservation Commission just unveiled a new interactive map tool to the masses. This new technology is years behind the curve, yet useful nonetheless. The map plots the hundreds of city-certified landmarks across the Five Boroughs, including overlays for any whole districts preserved. In a nutshell, what this map illustrates for […]

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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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