Saturday, May 24, 2008

LES designated "most endangered" by National Trust

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has designated the Lower East Side as one of the nation's "most endangered historic places." You can read more and see a video here

and learn how to help here:

Many of us had been wondering why there had been news about LES Historic District proposal since the community board had approved it. Well, now we know. The sponsors of the proposal -- that means primarily the Tenement Museum -- was gathering national support for it. With this National Trust designation in hand, the proposal will be a shoe-in at the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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