Jewish Life on 1980s Lower East Side
With so many synagogues either gone, dilapidated, or repurposed as luxury condos, Jewish life on the Lower East Side is highly endangered. Today, the New York Times’ Lens blog has a nice photo feature by Cuban-born Julio Mitchel on neighborhood Jews in the 1980s.
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This picture is particularly fascinating. Given the appearance of the S. Beckenstein building signage in the background, the woman appears to be standing on Broome Street between Ludlow and Essex. The pile of wreckage is now the site of the municipal parking lot.
Check out more of the pictures here.