Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NY Times article about CUNY/Gotham Center presentation

The following article about a panel discussion that LESHP was involved with, written by Sarah Maslin Nir, appeared in the 12/07/09 City Room section of the NY Times.

"The Lower East Side has gentrified so exponentially that generations of inhabitants are being priced out, their homes razed or renovated, and replaced with luxury apartments. While this account of the neighborhood’s transformation — offered by a panel of historians and scholars on Wednesday evening — was hardly new, the discussion was notable for the range of its panelists."


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Archived Video: Behind the Scenes at the Pyramid Club, 1980s

A short film by Nelson Sullivan and Robert Coddington from the Pyramid Club on Avenue A.

Archived Video: Wigstock, 1991

From the video description: "Super-8 footage from the 1991 Wigstock in Union Square after the riots closed Tompkins Square Park. Onstage - RuPaul (as Star Booty!) and Dee Lite! Set to The Smiths' "This Night Has Opened My Eyes"

Archived Video: LES Squatters, 1991

Here is some compelling footage of squatters on the Lower East Side --- looks to be some Tompkins Square Riot footage edited in. (Sorry, not in English)