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

Buildings of the East Village



LESPI's new book "East Village: Lens on the Lower East Side", a beautiful contemporary photo journal and history of the East Village, is now available at Strand Bookstore!

We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of NYC's Landmarks Law!

With the return of beautiful warm 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