LESPI is dedicated to preserving the historic areas and buildings of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, including the East Village, Lower East Side below Houston Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Bowery.


Event March 29: Join LESPI and Eve Kahn for our Zoom webinar, “To Fight for the Poor with My Pen: Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia.” Norris (1860-1914), a foremother of modern-day social-justice advocates and confessional bloggers baring souls in print, particularly focussed on NYC’s Lower East Side. For more info and to register see HERE. We hope you can join us!

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