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LESHP is an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to research, education and preservation of our New York City neighborhood.

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Did you know that Levi Strauss began his career on the Lower East Side?
Did you know that Levi Strauss began his career on the Lower East Side? In 1847, at age 18, Levi Strauss (born Leob Strauss, February 26, 1829) left his native home in Bavaria to join his older brothers in NYC, who owned a wholesale dry goods store on the L...
Did you know that Levi Strauss began his career on the Lower East Side? In 1847, at age 18, Levi Strauss (born Leob Strauss, February 26, 1829) left his native home in Bavaria to join his older brothers in NYC, who owned a wh...
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On this day in 1879, 1965 and 1975
On this day... In 1879, work began on the 2nd Avenue Elevated Train line, with construction at Allen and Division Streets... In 1965, The Fugs performed at the opening of Peace Eye bookstore at 147 Avenue A... In 1975, Led Zeppelin released the Physical Gra...
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On this day in 1955, David Axelrod was born on the Lower East Side
On this day in 1955, political advisor David Axelrod was born on the Lower East Side. Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011), grew up in Stuyvesant Town, and began his political
career distributing materials for Robert Kenned...
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On this day in 1971, Black Sabbath headlined at the Fillmore East
On this day in 1971, Black Sabbath headlined at the Fillmore East, in support of their second album, Paranoid. Tickets cost $3.50 - $5.50. They sold out two nights, Feb 19 and 20, and were joined by Pig Light Show, J. Geils Band, and Sir Lord Baltimore. Thi...
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On this day in 1968, Janis Joplin made her NYC debut at the Anderson Theater
On this day in 1968, Janis Joplin made her NYC debut at the Anderson Theater at 66 Second Avenue, opening for B.B. King. The 25 year old singer of Big Brother & the Holding Company was
terrified to perform with such a legend, according to a biographer,
n...
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On this day 2000, 31 protestors were arrested on E. 7th Street
On
this day 2000, 31 protestors were arrested on E. 7th Street, as the El
Jardin de la Esperanza ("Garden of Hope") was bulldozed. Dozens
of activists had barricaded themselves inside the community garden,
which was founded 22 years prior by neighbor Al...
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On this day in 1855
On
this day in 1855, Bowery Boy leader William "Bill the Butcher" Poole
was shot during an altercation with John Morrissey and a group of men
at Stanwix Hall (579 Broadway). He died two weeks later, on March 8, from his wounds.
On this day in 1855, Bowery Boy leader William "Bill the Butcher" Poole was shot during an altercation with John Morrissey and a group of men at Stanwix Hall (579 Broadway). He died two weeks later, on March 8, from his wound...
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On this day in 1790, George Washington spent his last day at No. 1 Cherry Street
On
this day in 1790, George Washington spent his last day at No. 1 Cherry
Street on the Lower East Side, an address which he lived since his
Presidential inauguration at Federal Hall on April 23, 1790. Yes, first executive mansion in the United States of...
On this day in 1790, George Washington spent his last day at No. 1 Cherry Street on the Lower East Side, an address which he lived since his Presidential inauguration at Federal Hall on April 23, 1790. Yes, first executive ma...
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On this day in 1907, poet W.H. Auden was born
On this day in 1907, poet W.H. Auden was born in York, England. From 1953-1972, the Pulitzer prize-winning author lived in a
"notoriously disheveled" apartment at 77 St. Marks Place -- in the same
building Leon Trotsky worked as a journalist for Novy Mir ...
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On this day in 1955, President Eisenhower presented Irving Berlin a gold medal
On
this day in 1955, President Eisenhower presented LES-raised songwriter
Irving Berlin a gold medal for penning such patriotic hits as "God Bless
America." During World War II, Berlin wrote the musical This is
the Army, which raised $10 million for the...
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On this day in 1884, comedian Joe Smith was born
On this day in 1884, comedian Joe Smith, one half of the Vaudeville team Smith & Dale, was born on the Lower East Side. Known as the longest partnership in show-business history, Smith &
Dale performed together for over 70 years on stage, radio, nightclubs...
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On this day in 1975, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye make their debut at CBGB.
On this day in 1975, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye make their debut at CBGB.
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