The LENA Plan for Urban Living


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New York: Lower Eastside Neighborhoods Association, 1961, First edition. 4to; 83 pp.; illustrated with six maps. Ex-library {Regional Plan Assoc.] with stamp and pocket; else a good copy or better, offset typewritten sheets in stapled wrappers. LENA, "...a community self-help organization" served the area roughly bounded by the Brooklyn Bridge, East 14th St., with the Bowery, Third Ave. and Park Row on the western boundary, and the East River. Contains suggestions for specific changes to derelict parks and streets and housing, proposes a halt to the construction of large housing projects, encouragement of light industry for the area, better schools, etc. LENA was active and thrived in the 1960's while the LES continued to deteriorate, and ceased functioning c. 1973. (Item ID: 011289)

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