Good old time for Good Old Lower East Side
Good Old Lower East Side celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Norfolk St. earlier this month. Known for short as GOLES, the tenants advocacy organization honored the Feldman family in recognition of GOLES founder Floyd Feldman. In photo at left, Margaret Hughes, GOLES director, left, shared a moment with JoAnn Wypijewski, a GOLES board member for more than 20 years. At right, Legal Aid lawyer Elon Harpaz, a former GOLES tenant organizer, right, was given an award by Jeanette Zelhof of MFY Legal Services. Other honorees included former Councilmember Miriam Friedlander, Keith Cylar and Charles King, co-presidents of Housing Works, and Representative Nydia Velazquez.
Downtown Express photos by Clayton Patterson