We’re celebrating 15 years of transformative community-driven planning, design and development for Hester Street! We’ve grown exponentially from our roots on the Lower East Side with projects across the city, state and nation. And we’ve got big dreams for our next 15 years.

15 years of:
• community engagement in decision making
• building local power
• neighborhood planning and design
• community development
• and tangible benefits in communities.


Our impact

How we’re celebrating

Our anniversary video above will show you examples of our work and give you a chance to hear directly from our staff, board members and partners.

On June 1st we honored our heroes at Hester Street’s 15th Anniversary Benefit: Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Enrique Norten + TEN Arquitectos and Make the Road New York.

We’ve launched a new website and logo to share our projects with our partners and clearly convey our vision. You can read about our new visual identity here.

On November 16th, we hosted an Open House to keep our anniversary celebrations going and warm our new offices in the upstairs of 113 Hester.

To make your special anniversary year-end contribution, please visit our donate page.

For more information about our 15th Anniversary, please contact Lisa at lisa@hesterstreet.org.