Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lower East Side

Over winter vacation, my friend Tikvah and I did a walking tour of the Lower East Side at the Tenement Museum. We walked a few blocks around the museum and learned about how the neighborhood changed from the time the first tenements were built through the collapse of the economy and further transitions of the area. It's quite amazing to think of that area, over 100 years ago, hustling and bustling with immigrants trying to live the American Dream.
We saw the former Ridley's Department Store - now painted pink to stand out...that it does! The old Jarmulowsky's bank is in the process of becoming a luxury hotel - with its cupola being restored to its original 1890s construction. The tour ended at the original headquarters of the Forward Newspaper which is always cool to see with the Yiddish on top. We walked up to Diller's Pickles after because how do you come to the LES and not get pickles! A fun time out learning about a pretty famous historic of Manhattan.

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9 thoughts on the matter:

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Those buildings are really cool. And pickles! Is Gus the pickle guy still around?

Tom said... {Reply}

...what a fun place.

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said... {Reply}

Beautiful captures of the buildings, I love architecture and large cities are filled with interesting buildings with lots of history!

Lydia C. Lee said... {Reply}

Looks like you're stepped back in time...

Lisa Blair said... {Reply}

This is so interesting! Thanks for sharing your photos and trip notes with us!

Peabea Scribbles said... {Reply}

That's pretty cool that they preserved the history of the immigrants.

rupam sarma said... {Reply}

Amazing pics

Daniela said... {Reply}

Thank you Tamar for the images of those charming buildings you share and for hosting, as well!
Wishing you a lovely remainder of your week
XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Such cool pictures. Thanks for sharing them.