Layered SPURA x Van Alen Institute

On a cold December Saturday, we had a huge group for our final Layered SPURA walk of 2019, hosted by the Van Alen Institute’s LES NYC: Crossing 2020 Festival. As each new building at Essex Crossing rises, and community members work to figure it out, the space that the Layered SPURA tours create for conversation about development, housing, and history is ever more vital. We had incredible conversations and made connections across the Lower East Side and the city, in fighting for affordable housing.