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Community Interviews – Lower East Side 2012

On April 16, 2012 LoMA students and neighborhood residents gathered at the Seward Park Library to exchange ideas, stories and perceptions of the Lower East Side.  At the meeting were representatives of various LES communities:  Long time residents; preservationists; journalists and photographers, and artists, all of whom had strong personal connections to the area.  Students […]

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Lower East Side 2012

Students at the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LoMA), and their teacher, Maria Zagoreos, have been working with UMP for the past ten weeks to study the history and current issues facing their school’s neighborhood.  After studying the immigrant history of the area, students had the opportunity to meet with urban planner, John Shapiro, from Pratt […]

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Video: What is Affordable Housing

The Center for Urban Pedagogy created this video as an education tool to teach students and community members about the true meaning of affordable housing.  UMP just used the video in conjunction with a school visit to the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LOMA) by John Shapiro, Chair, Graduate Center for Planning and the  Environment, Pratt […]

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Spring Fundraiser 2012 a Great Success

The first ever Urban Memory Project fundraiser was held on March 13, 2012 at Esopus Space in New York City. Over 70 people gathered to learn about the Project’s current work on the Lower East Side, view student photographs, enjoy refreshments from Lower East Side establishments, and view rare film footage taken of the LES […]

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The Lo-Down covers the Urban Memory Project

Check out the article “Urban Memory Project Teaches High Schoolers to Understand Changing Neighborhoods”  (http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2012/03/urban-memory-project-teaches-high-schoolers-to-understand-changing-neighborhoods.html#more-56086) by Local Lower East Side news source The Lo-Down, who  interviewed UMP’s Rebecca Krucoff and Seward Park librarian, Sean Ferguson, about their current Urban Memory Project collaboration.  The article gives an overview of their work with the Lower Manhattan Arts […]

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Save the Date: UMP Spring Fundraiser 3/13/12

Save the date for the 2012 Urban Memory Project Spring fundraiser. The event will be Tuesday, March 13th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Esopus Gallery in lower Manhattan. We will feature a short program, student art exhibition, silent auction, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit the Urban Memory Project and our spring collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Arts Academy (LOMA) at Seward Park High School. […]

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