Gallery: The Lower East Side’s Historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural &...

Most New Yorkers probably won’t recognize the gorgeous new Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on the Lower East Side, as it has been covered by scaffolding for a whopping eighteen years! After years of renovation, the cultural center finally reopened on November 8th, bringing new cultural organizations, art studios, programming and public space to the neighborhood, but the restoration is not yet complete. In order to get the historic building into tip-top shape, the center has launched a Kickstarter campaign, and you can help.

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