This contemporary photography exhibit is based on the work showcased in Lower East Side Preservation Initiative's recent book, "Chinatown: Lens on the Lower East Side," a collection of beautiful photographs of Chinatown's historic core - from Canal to Worth Street, Baxter to the Bowery. The photographs capture the spirit of today's residents, workers, and visitors against a backdrop of the area's rich and wonderful historic buildings. The book, accompanied by a lively local history, is intended to show how the neighborhood's streetscapes are not only beautiful and irreplaceable, but also serve to enrich and enliven everyday modern life. Chinatown's streetscapes are now in danger: if the city does not protect them through landmarking or other means they will fall prey to demolition and overdevelopment.
Lower East Side Preservation Initiative c/o Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street | New York, New York 10003 347-827-1846 | info@LESPI-nyc.org