Useful Links


Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
City Lore
East Village Community Coalition
Friends of the Lower East Side
Friends of the Erben Organ dedicated to restoring the 150-year-old organ at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott St.
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Historic Districts Council
Italian American Museum
Lower East Side History Project
Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
Lower East Side Preservation Initiative Facebook Page
Lower East Side Preservation Initiative Flickr Site – Photographs
Municipal Art Society
Museum of Chinese in America
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Neighborhood Preservation Center
New Museum
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
New York Landmarks Conservancy
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Tenement Museum
Third Street Music School Settlement
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

Preservation Groups Ask Landmarks Commission to Declare Lower East Side Historic District – The Lo-Down, June 22, 2015.


Bedford and Bowery

Bowery Boogie

DNAinfo New York

EV Grieve

The Lo-Down

The Villager


Aschenbroedel Verein (later Gesangverein Schillerbund) now LA MAMA
Experimental Theatre Club Building – 74 East 4th Street, 1873 altered 1892
Bialystoker Home – 228 East Broadway, 1929-31
Charlie Parker Residence – 151 Avenue B, ca. 1849
Children’s Aid Society, Elizabeth Home for Girls – 307 East 12th Street, 1891-92
Children’s Aid Society, Tompkins Square Lodging House for Boys and Industrial School, aka Eleventh Ward Lodging House – 295 East 8th Street at Avenue B, 1886
Church of the Immaculate Conception (formerly Grace Chapel) – 406-412 East 14th Street, 1894
Citizens Savings Bank – 58 Bowery aka 150 Canal Street, 1922-24
(former) Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Anshe Ungarn – 242 East 7th Street, 1908
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Foundation Building – Cooper Square between Astor Place and East 7th Street, 1853-59
Daniel Leroy House – 20 St. Mark’s Place, 1832
DeVinne Press Building – 393-99 Lafayette Street, 1885
East 10th Street Historic District – btn. Avenues A&B. Designated January 17, 2012
East Village / Lower East Side Historic District – Designated October 9, 2012
Edward Mooney House – 18 Bowery, 1785-89
Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel, later People’s Home Church and Settlement, now The Father’s Heart Church – 545 East 11th Street, 1867-68
First German Baptist Church, later Ukranian Autocephalic Church of St. Volodymr, later Congregation Tifereth Israel – Town and Village Synagogue – 334 East 14th Street, 1866-69
First Houses – Avenue A and East 3rd Street, 1935-36
First Ukrainian Assembly of God (originally Metropolitan Savings Bank) – 9 East 7th Street, 1869
Former Police Headquarters Building – 240 Centre Street, 1905-09
Free Public Baths of the City of New York, East Eleventh Street Bath – 538 East 11th Street, 1904-05
German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse – 12 St. Mark’s Place, 1888-89
Germania Fire Insurance Company Bowery Building – 357 Bowery, 1870
Hamilton-Holly House – 4 St. Mark’s Place, 1831
Hardenbrook-Somarindyck House – 135 Bowery, 1817 (DE-LANDMARKED BY NY CITY COUNCIL IN 2011)
Henry Street Settlement, 263 Henry Street Building – 263 Henry Street, 1827
Jarmulowsky Bank Building -54 Canal Street, 1911-12
Louis N. Jaffe Art Theater (Yiddish Art Theater / Yiddish Folks Theater) Building – 181-189 Second Avenue, 1925-26
Louis N. Jaffe Art Theater (Yiddish Art Theater / Yiddish Folks Theater) Interior – 181-189 Second Avenue, 1925-26
New York City Marble Cemetery – 52-74 East 2nd Street, between Second and First Avenues, 1831
New York Marble Cemetery – interior block between East 2nd and 3rd Streets, Second Avenue to Bowery, entered from Second Avenue, 1830
Old Merchant’s House (Seabury Treadwell House) 127 East 4th Street, 1835: a beautifully preserved Greek Revival house, now a house museum
Old Merchant’s House interior (Seabury Treadwell House) 127 East 4th Street, 1835: a beautifully preserved Greek Revival house, now a house museum, and one of the great interiors in New York City
Ottendorfer Branch, New York Public Library – 135 Second Avenue, 1883-84
Public National Bank of New York Building, later Public National Bank and Trust Company of New York Building – 106 Avenue C, aka 231 East 7th Street, 1923
(former) Public School 64 – 605 East 9th Street, 1904-06
Ralph and Ann E. Van Wyck Mead House, later Isaac Hopper Home of the Women’s Prison Association – 110 Second Avenue, 1837-38
Saint Mark’s Historic District
Saint Mark’s-in-the-Bowery – East 10th Street at Second Avenue, 1799, steeple 1828, portico 1854
Saint Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church – 288 East 10th Street aka 155 Avenue A, 1882-83
Seward Park Branch, New York Public Library – 192-194 East Broadway, 1908-09
Stuyvesant-Fish House – 21 Stuyvesant Street, 1803-04
Tompkins Square Branch, New York Public Library – 331 East 10th Street, 1904
Van Tassell & Kearney Auction Mart – 126-128 East 13th Street, 1903-04
Webster Hall and Annex – 125 East 11th Street, 1886-87 and 1892
Wheatsworth Bakery Building – 444 East 10th Street, 1927-28


After the Final Curtain: Photographs of abandoned theaters, incl. the 1926 Bijou/Charles at Ave B and E 12th St. See also Resources/Cultural Site Map tab
Bowery Artists Tribute
The Brooklyn Bridge: A National Historic Landmark: useful information and links for students and non-students
Chinatown and Little Italy National Register District: a wealth of historical information on these two incredible Lower East Side neighborhoods, from the National Park Service; don’t miss the link to the full file
Cinema Treasures: includes historical information on movie theaters around the country including the Lower East Side
Family of Tom Blanck & Maggie Land Blanck: Kleindeutschland & the Lower East Side
German Traces NYC: a project of the Goethe Institute
Lower East Side Preservation Initiative’s Let’s Save the East Village / Lower East Side event video
MAAP: Mapping the African American Past
Museum of the City of New York Archive Photo Collection Portal
New York Architecture
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project includes an interactive map
“New York City [color] photos by Charles W. Cushman reveal 1940s life in the Big Apple” – from Daily Mail’s (UK)
NYC Dept. of Records Photo Archive
NYC Fire Dept. – History of Manhattan Engine Companies – includes archival photos
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission’s Rowhouse Manual – includes interesting subway history and archival photos
OldNYC Map of Archival Photographs: a map consisting of links to the NY Public Library’s amazing collection of archival street scene photographs – click on any block to see what it looked like a century ago.
Passing Stranger – the East Village Poetry Walk: a self-guided tour
Project Neon
The Bowery Boys New York City History
Video: A drive through the Lower East Side ca. 1910 – actual footage, via Bowery Boogie