"Chinatown: Lens on the LES" Exhibit Reception, March 2019
On Tuesday, March 5, LESPI hosted the opening reception for our "Chinatown: Lens on the Lower East Side" contemporary photography exhibit, based on LESPI's book of the same name. More than 200 people attended, soaking up the beautiful photographs of historic Chinatown; seeing old and new faces, including the exhibit photographers; and enjoying refreshments including delicious dim sum generously donated by Nom Wah Tea Parlor on Doyer Street.

The intent of the exhibit is to show that Chinatown's historic core - from Baxter to the Bowery, Canal to Worth - has an amazing culture, history, and architecture, which will soon be lost to demolition and overdevelopment if the City doesn't move to protect it through landmarking or similar means.

The show, cosponsored by NY Arts Center at 78 Bowery, ran through March 26. Event photographs by Bruce Monroe.
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