12/01/2003:

Tenements 4

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

tenements in LES and chinatown

I feel bad about what we've lost on the Lower East Side- blocks and blocks of old buildings, true immigrant diversity, the original Jewish Neighborhood in New York. Still- it's no good cursing the darkness. I love LES for what it is- not what it was or could have been. Ever since those first days living down on Orchard Street- drinking at Good World and walking around the abandoned streets at night, I've been in love. Go down to LES- explore the streets that don't have any bars- the streets that seem scary and dark. You'll get a lot back. Larger size versions of all the tenement pictures are available in the gallery section. [Related: ABC No Rio , New York on LES today, LES BID]

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I love the Star-of-David-converted-into-a-camera-shutter building. The whole thing was explained to me once on a little tour I took that was set up by the Eldridge Street Project but of course I've now forgotten it entirely.

On my recent (and first) visit to new york, a friend included the tentament museum on my tour, it was my favorite thing we did, it was so interesting, i learned so much. I love these photos and all the links you have provided, thanks so much!

Hey! You still live on the LES according to Lockhart! Maybe it's because you wrote this.

yeah- i probably should have specified that i moved to thompson street in january 2001- the lower west side, i call it. but i'll always live in LES in spirit.

Damn interns. Forgot the word "former."

Dear Jacob,
Can we please have posts which are more centered around the intimate details of your private life? Preferably I would like to see more gruesome, unsettlingly frank and self-exploratory anecdotes about your various interpersonal relationships day to day.
I find the endless pictures of tenements monotonous, and even the occasional self-portrait with food-coloring in your eye is not enough to maintain my interest. What a blog is for, this is not.
Thank you for your kind consideration,
Sam

i remembered going to the tentament museum for a school project when i was younger. I liked it so much i tried to apply to work there, but i was too young. the Pictures are great.

I have a picture of that abandoned building with the star that I took last year...so cool to stumble upon your site.

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