New York City’s legendary Lower East Side is one of the oldest, most historically significant and complex quarters in America. Though recent gentrification has displaced most multigenerational immigrant families and mom-and-pop shops, the district still retains some of the character that made it so unique to the rest of the city.
Eric Ferrara and David Bellel of the Lower East Side History Project explore a century of neighborhood history through rare photographs supplied by local museum archives and private collections.
Comparing our present to our past is how we understand our history. Arcadia’
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