History of 375 Broome Street

Posted on: September 11th, 2009 at 6:39 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

This image has been archived or removed.

It’s no secret that wanton demolition and over-development continue to threaten the character and rich immigrant history of the neighborhood.  Nevertheless, traces of the past are still visible, though often buried beneath layers of homogenized gentrification.

This image has been archived or removed.

Take, for instance, 375 Broome Street, currently home to Quan Sushi and Oro Bakery and Bar on the ground level.  Designed and constructed by Peter and Francis Herter in 1890, the building was meant to house Jewish immigrants.  It is one of three similar structures built by the duo that year; the other two are located at 137-139 East Broadway and 47 Orchard Street.  Each tenement was adorned with traditional items of Jewish heritage, in this particular instance, Stars of David and a Moses bust.  According to the New York Times, the Herters were also behind the lavish Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Recent Stories

DOT to Pave Pock-Marked Pell Street; Sheds Removed

Pell Street is finally on deck for a resurfacing, forcing numerous Chinatown businesses to dismantle their street shed annexes. Those who operate outdoor dining sheds along Pell Street received notice this week from the Department of Transportation to dismantle structure ahead of scheduled street repaving. This small neighborhood street – which once terminated at Division – […]

Immersive ‘Squid Game’ Experience on the Lower East Side

Netflix smash, Squid Game, is coming to real life. On the Lower East Side. In the fall, international gaming company Immersive Gamebox will take space inside 81 Essex Street, the big-box building occupied by the International Center of Photography. Its primary experience will be a multiplayer game built around the Squid Game series. The immersive […]

Owners of Gertie Eye Market Street for ‘Jackie’ (Updated)

Huertas and Gertie meet for Jackie. That is the narrative for a new restaurant in Two Bridges that features the owners behind both aforementioned establishments. Indeed, Nathan Adler and Rachel Jackson (principals behind Brooklyn’s Gertie) are planning a new Italian-American restaurant at 42 Market Street. The fourteen table concept, dubbed Jackie, will feature “good food […]

Trash Talk: Taking Stock of the Constant Pileup on Rivington Street

The Lower East Side, whose residents are struggling amidst sanitation budget cuts, under-maintained restaurant sheds, and absent landlords and/or vacant leaseholders, suffer the scourge of refuse. One Rivington Street resident walked much of the length of the east-west stretch to find – and document – how trash buildup, stagnating pools of mystery sludge, dilapidated street shanties, and overall […]

Uncapped: Nobody Beats IZ THE WIZ

  IZ the WIZ: hands down one of the most illustrious and renowned graffiti writers in and outside of our fair city. May he continue to Rest in Peace. In this installation of Uncapped, guest contributor, Freddy Alva, is back with an excerpt from the new issue of his Black Book Series magazine: Pound for […]