Lower East Side History Project

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Lower East Side History Project
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Formation 2003
Headquarters New York, NY
Website www.leshp.org

The Lower East Side History Project (LESHP) is an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to researching, documenting and preserving the history of the greater Lower East Side of New York City.


Founded in 2003 by Eric Ferrara, LESHP provides educational programming to K-12 and university level students, public & private walking tours, media consultation, research services, special events, lectures, and presentations.[1][2]

Research concentrates on the several distinct neighborhoods that make up the traditional Lower East Side, including: East Village, Alphabet City, the Bowery, Chinatown, Two Bridges, Nolita and Little Italy.

In June 2009 LESHP received a prestigious award and grant from the Citizen's Committee for New York City, an organization founded in the 1970s by Jacob Javitz.[3] In June 2012, LESHP was honored with a Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation award.[4]


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