LESPI in the News

Threatened East River Park Buildings Recognized for Architectural Distinction – Bowery Boogie, July 16, 2020.

Brooklyn B.P. Eric Adams stands with 70 Mulberry protesters – Village Sun, June 27, 2020.

Plan to Demolish and Rebuild Historic Chinatown Building Divides Community – NBC News, June 1, 2020

St. Mark’s Place air rights deal panned by preservationists– Curbed, February 15, 2019.

St. Mark’s Place Office Building Voted Down By CB3 Landmarks– Patch, February 14, 2019.

Needed: A new Lower East Side Historic District– The Villager, November 22, 2018.

C.B. 3 O.K.’s project for blast site– The Villager, July 5, 2018.

Leaderless LPC Doesn’t Bode Well for Lower East Side Historic District?– Bowery Boogie, June 14, 2018.

An Uncertain Future for East Village Rowhouses– The New York Times, November 26, 2016.

Protests Continue Against Demolition of East Village Tenements For Hotel– Bedford and Bowery, October 20, 2016.

As Development Heats Up, Landmarked Lower East Side Historic District Isn’t Any Closer to Happening– Bowery Boogie, June 21, 2016.

Alongside Katz’s Pastrami, Luxury Condos– The New York Times, April 22, 2016.

An Uncertain Future for East Village Rowhouses– The New York Times, November 26, 2016.

Protests Continue Against Demolition of East Village Tenements For Hotel– Bedford and Bowery, October 20, 2016.

As Development Heats Up, Landmarked Lower East Side Historic District Isn’t Any Closer to Happening– Bowery Boogie, June 21, 2016.

Alongside Katz’s Pastrami, Luxury Condos– The New York Times, April 22, 2016.

Proposed Lower East Side Historic District Picks Up Support; Tenement Museum Stays on the Sidelines– The Lo-Down, November 9, 2015.

Preservationists oppose landmark deadline bill– Town & Village, September 11, 2015.

Graffiti Artist YesOne Paints Before a Live Audience at The Clemente– The Lo-Down, July 31, 2015.

In Action in LES with YESONE and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative– Bowery Boogie, July 30, 2015.

New York City’s Fight for Cultural Preservation– Huffington Post, June 26, 2015.

Preservationists Rally For a Lower East Side Historic District– Curbed, June 22, 2015.

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

On the Ground with the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative– Bowery Boogie, June 12, 2015.

NYC Landmarks Lose Protected Status– The Legislative Gazette, December 15, 2014.

Preserving New York’s Lower East Side– TCB Radio WCWP: Richard Solomon interviews LESPI President Richard Moses, October 1, 2014.

Despite Hail Mary Toss, There’ll Be No Digging For Bodies at Doomed Church– Bedford + Bowery, June 28, 2013.

Allen Ginsberg Made it Famous, Preservation Groups Want to Save it– New York Press, May 29, 2013.

Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site– EV Grieve, May 23, 2013.

Planned East Village High-Rise Could Disturb the Dead, Preservationists Say– DNAinfo New York, May 22, 2013.

Mary Help of Christians Demolition OK’d, Preservationists Plan Rally– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, April 26, 2013.

Plans For Former PS 64 Building Get First Approval From CB 3– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, April 8, 2013.

Resistance Brewing Over Conversion of Former P.S. 64 Into Dorms– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, February 21, 2013.

Preservationists to Steiner, Landmarks: Protect Mary Help of Christians– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, November 30, 2012.

Next Up: A Tompkins Square Historic District?– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, October 10, 2012. With video tour by LESPI VP Carolyn Ratcliffe.

East Village Gets First Large-Scale Historic Landmark District– VillageVoice.com, October 10, 2012

Six Buildings Excluded From Historic District– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, October 9, 2012

Richard Moses Celebrates 5 Years and, Hopefully, 300+ Historic Buildings– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, October 5, 2012

Local Residents Speak Out Regarding Proposed East Village Historic District– The Lo-Down, June 27, 2012

At Landmarks Hearing, Preservationists and Religious Leaders Clash– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, June 26, 2012

Strolling Back Into the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, June 12, 2012

Shaoul’s Rooftop Extension Not That Bad?– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, May 10, 2012

East 10th Landmarked, But Not Before Controversial Renovation is Approved– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, January 17, 2012

Landmarking Push Doesn’t Bother Shaoul– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, December 15, 2011

City Council Votes to Strip 135 Bowery of Landmark Designation– Our Town Downtown, September 28, 2011

In Favor of a Historic District: It Preserves Local Character– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, August 10, 2011: An Opinion piece written by LESPI Steering Committee members Britton Baine and Richard Moses

C.B. 3 approves E.V. plan at tense meeting– Downtown Express, August 3, 2011

A First Look at Karl Fischer’s Design for 427 East 12th Street– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, August 1, 2011

C.B. 3 Approves E.V. Landmark Plan at Tense Meeting– The Villager, July 28 – August 3, 2011

Houses of worship opposed to historic district may sue– The Villager, July 14 – 20, 2011

Pyramid and cinema in proposed district; Church says, Nyet– The Villager, June 23-29, 2011

East Village Historic Area Could Include Birthplace of Drag– DNAinfo.com, May 27, 2011

Revised Plan Broadens Historic District– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, May 25, 2011

Residents Laud Historic District Plan– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, May 12, 2011

Developer Meets on Fate of 35 Cooper– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, April 12, 2011

Dozens Gather at Vigil for 35 Cooper– The Local East Village NYTimes.com, February 22, 2011

The Protest At The Asian Pub– New York Press, January 28, 2011

Church says nyet, community says da on landmarking– The Villager, July 29 – August 4, 2010

Bowery charm fades, overcome by high-end consumers– Washington Square News, February 3, 2011