Supporting the Landmarking of the East Village and Lower East Side

Thomas K. Duane

June 27, 2012

On June 26, I submitted testimony in strong support of the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission’s (LPC) proposed East Village/Lower East Side Historic District. As a longtime advocate for the preservation of the Lower East Side, I am pleased that LPC is moving forward with the designation of this important place in New York history, and I am grateful for the Commission's incorporation of proposals by CB3 and local preservation groups to expand the proposed district’s boundaries and ensure the protection of our community’s rich architectural heritage and historic character.