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Richard Moses Celebrates 5 Years and, Hopefully, 300+ Historic Buildings

A conversation with the architect who founded the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, celebrating its fifth anniversary on the eve of a momentous vote.

Thank You, East Village

A mosaic of 160 people who make the East Village what it is.

Mary Help of Christians Demolition OK’d, Preservationists Plan Rally

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 […]

Plans For Former PS 64 Building Get First Approval From CB 3

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 to Steiner, Landmarks: Protect Mary Help of Christians

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.

Next Up: A Tompkins Square Historic District?

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 Buildings Excluded From Historic District

Six addresses originally slated to be part of the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District were ultimately excluded from the protected zone.

At Landmarks Hearing, Preservationists and Religious Leaders Clash

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.

Strolling Back Into the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater

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.

East 10th Landmarked, But Not Before Controversial Renovation Is Approved

A controversial rooftop addition was approved by the Department of Buildings only hours before a vote to protect the buildings’ exteriors.

Landmarking Push Doesn’t Bother Shaoul

The developer said a landmark designation would not affect his plans for a building on East 10th Street by Tompkins Square Park.

Against a Historic District: Don’t Landmark Religious Buildings

A congregant of Meseritz Synagogue explains why some local religious institutions are opposed to a historic district.

In Favor of a Historic District: It Preserves Local Character

Two local preservationists explain why an historic district in the East Village is the best way protect the neighborhood’s aesthetic.

A First Look at Karl Fischer’s Design for 427 East 12th Street

An exclusive look at the designs of a new building at 427 E. 12th between 1st Avenue and Avenue A.

Revised Plan Broadens Historic District

In an apparent response to residents’ concerns, the city has decided to expand a proposed historic district to include an additional block.

Residents Laud Historic District Plan

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.

Dozens Gather at Vigil for 35 Cooper

About three dozen demonstrators turned out to protest the planned demolition of historic 35 Cooper Square.