Photographer Stephen Spera sent us these lovely photos after a bike ride through the L.E.S. Here’s what he had to say:
I took a long bike ride through the LOWER EAST SIDE today. Incredible and embarrassing, as I live FOUR blocks from it….or IN it, according to your point of view. The geography shifts daily, as do many things in New York. I particularly went in search of the old Hasidic LES, where decades of gorgeous decay turned signage into art. SO much was gone, I couldn’t believe it.