“Separate but Equal”: From the African Free Schools to the New York City Public School System By Imani Vieira Written in part of a series of honoring...

LES Black & Red by artist Dennis RedMoon Darkeem was created to honor Black and Indigenous histories of the Lower East Side.  The project includes...

[caption id="attachment_3464" align="alignnone" width="729"] Five Points by George Catlin,1827[/caption] [vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Five Points   By Imani Vieira Written in part of a series of...

Remembering the Second African Burial Ground   By Imani Vieira Written in part of a series of honoring the Black Histories in the LES   During an excavation for the...

LES Community Hero Presented by Laura Sewell, East Village Community Coalition Carolyn Ratcliffe is the co-founder of Art Loisaida Foundation, aka Artistas De Loisiada. She co-founded the...

LES Community Hero Presented by Louis, Basketball Player & Mentee Sam Jacques was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he attended/volunteers at many grassroots...

LES Community Hero Presented by Andrea Gordillo, The Clemente   John Blasco is a Queer Puerto Rican Activist and Organizer living in the Lower East Side. John has...

LES Community Hero Presented by Mei Lum, Wing on Wow, W.O.W. Project I am a 3rd generation Chinatown resident. My family has owned the tenement I live...

LES Community Hero Presented by Carolyn Ratcliffe, Art Loisaida For over 20 years as a grassroots organizer and policy developer, Anthony Feliciano has been a true advocate...