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A conversation with the architect who founded the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, celebrating its fifth anniversary on the eve of a momentous vote.
A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.
Chelsia Rose Marcius A plan to demolish Mary Help of Christians has been approved despite preservationists’ efforts to keep the century-old church standing. “It’s really a terrible loss for the East Village,” said Richard Moses, president of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative. Mr. Moses said his preservation group and others requested a meeting with […]
Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, LLPProposed changes to the north side. After an initial disapproval from the Department of Buildings, a plan to turn the former P.S. 64 building into dorms has gotten its first nod of support from Community Board 3. On Wednesday the Landmarks subcommittee voted to support developer Gregg Singer’s application for a Certificate of […]
Preservationists want Douglas Steiner to keep Mary Help of Christians Church standing when he brings a residential development to a lot between East 11th and 12th Streets.
After celebrating the creation of an East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, local preservationists want to create another historic district around Tompkins Square Park. Watch our video to see which buildings might be included.
Six addresses originally slated to be part of the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District were ultimately excluded from the protected zone.
Preservationists came out in force on Tuesday to support a proposed historic district that would encompass a large chunk of the East Village, and ran into familiar anger from religious groups.
This past weekend, the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative hosted a walking tour of the long-gone Jewish Rialto, formerly one of the preeminent theater districts outside of Broadway.
A controversial rooftop addition was approved by the Department of Buildings only hours before a vote to protect the buildings’ exteriors.
The developer said a landmark designation would not affect his plans for a building on East 10th Street by Tompkins Square Park.
A congregant of Meseritz Synagogue explains why some local religious institutions are opposed to a historic district.
Two local preservationists explain why an historic district in the East Village is the best way protect the neighborhood’s aesthetic.
An exclusive look at the designs of a new building at 427 E. 12th between 1st Avenue and Avenue A.
In an apparent response to residents’ concerns, the city has decided to expand a proposed historic district to include an additional block.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission presented its plans for creating a historic district in the neighborhood Thursday night and heard from several community groups who voiced their support for the measure and also suggested extending the districts.
About three dozen demonstrators turned out to protest the planned demolition of historic 35 Cooper Square.