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Lower East Side Conservancy

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Lower East Side Conservancy


Basic Information

Location 235 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, United States
Country United States
City New York

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.lesjc.org/about-LESJC.htm
Geographical Coordinates 40.71413,-73.98643


New York’s Lower East Side was once the place to be if you’d newly arrived to America, being both its most famous immigrant neighbourhood and the birthplace of the American-Jewish community. It’s a living, breathing historical and cultural Jewish gem, and still boasts an active community today. The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is an organisation which preserves, shares and celebrates this heritage across the 32-blocks, designated as a historic district. You’ll be hard pressed not to find what you’re looking for - there are numerous synagogues, restaurants and museums – to keep everyone happy and interested.


The Lower East Side Conservancy is dedicated primarily to the preservation of New York's Lower East Side's historical and sacred sites. By forming close ties with many of these sites, visitors are able to freely visit a vast array of holy, historical and social attractions in the Lower East Side. With an array of tours, the Conservancy offers something for everyone, from hotels recommendations, to shopping centers, restaurant suggestions and much more. Plus, by booking through the Conservancy, visitors will receive a discount guide provided by The Lower EastSide Business Improvement District. Additionally, the Conservancy has formed close ties with the East Side Tenement Museum, The Museum at Eldridge Street, Henry Ford Settlement as well as numerous historical synagogues on the Lower East Side 14th Street. It is through these relationships, that the Conservancy has been able to preserve the historical and sacred sites in America's most renowned immigrant neighborhood and the core of the American Jewish society.

History and time period

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy was established in 1998, and has since worked closely with a wide variety of social, historical, social, religious and architectural institutes. From its inception, the Conservancy has had two primary objectives which include; supporting, enhancing and inspiring the community of the Lower East Side whilst ensuring public awareness of the heritage of this rich community. At first, the Conservancy's activities covered the Houstan area, spanning to Henry Streets, and Forsyth St. to the East River. Yet, due to its rapid growth, these boundaries have been greatly increased, expanding north to East 14th Street.

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