For two years LESPI, our neighbors and fellow preservationists have been advocating for the city to save these two National and State Register of Historic Places eligible buildings, which by law require that preservation must be seriously considered as a component of this federally-funded work.Instead, the City has stonewalled, offering only to photograph the buildings before demolition. People are fed up with the City Administration's lack of responsiveness and will rally Saturday to make themselves heard.LESPI's rally is co-sponsored by the following organizations: Art Deco Society of New York, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, Friends of Corlears Hook Park, Friends of the Lower East Side, Friends of Terra Coca, Historic Districts Council, New York Landmarks Conservancy, and Village Preservation. There will be several speakers at the rally.
The rally takes place at the Brian Watkins Tennis Center Comfort Station, just north of the Williamsburg Bridge.
In November 2020, the full Community Board 3 passed a resolution calling to restore the two structures.