Most Germans move uptown after The Slocum Disaster
Destruction of Tenements for Public Housing, Parkways, playgrounds and projects.
Urban Reform Movement
Lower East Side starts to de-populate except for low-income housing projects.
Known as a place for Juvenile delinquency, gangs, and heroin usage.
1950 - 1959
Hippies, musicians and artists begin to move in.
New influx of Chinese immigrants and expansion of Chinatown.
The Plant-a-Lot Program funds the development of community parks and gardens.
A group of homeless set up an encampment in Tompkins Sq. Park
The LES Community Garden Coalition supports gardeners*
The LES Community Garden Coalition supports gardeners who have reclaimed vacant lots and turned them into gardens.
198 gardens are transferred to the NYC Parks department.
Stipulation agreement signed by the NYOAG Elliot Spitzer and anew York City Corp Council to settle lawsuit brought by the OAG against NYC; 198 gardens are transferred to the NYC Parks department.
HSBC reports the Bowery Savings Bank
Wan- Yin Tan, Wendy. Chinatowns of New York City. 2008.
-HSBC reports the Bowery Savings Bank to be the largest banking group in the world and the most successful bank in Chinatown
Funding to Henry Street youth services is planned to be restored
New York's mayor and City Council announce in July that they will restore funding to youth services, including Henry Street's vital after-school programs. Massive proposed cuts to the Fiscal Year 2013 city budget would have eliminated some Henry Street programs. http://www.henrystreet.org/about/history/ "Mayor Bloomberg and City Council announce that they will restore funding to Henry Street youth services."
The LPC votes to create the East Village/LES Historic District.