‘Under One Roof’ with the Immigrant Families of the Tenement Museum

Last modified October 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

With the topic of immigration dominating the national conversation, we were extremely interested in the press preview of a new exhibit at the Tenement Museum “Under One Roof” is a permanent exhibit immersing visitors in the real-life stories of modern era immigrant, refugee and migrant families from different parts of the world. Based on oral […]

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‘Muslims are People Too’ Protest Mural Appears above Canal Street

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

In a neighborhood as historically diverse as the Lower East Side, a mural like this seems appropriate. The organization People R Us emblazoned the unity statement, “Muslims are People Too,” at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets earlier this week. It’s a rally cry often heard at Trump protests. The message was painted in large […]

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Demolition of 5 Essex Complete

Posted February 10, 2010 at 6:25 am

This is what’s left of 5 Essex Street after two months of demolition work.  The turn-of-the-century sanitarium and onetime home of Dembitzer Brothers Electronics is now just a pile of bricks.

Update: Demolition of 5 Essex Street

Posted January 11, 2010 at 6:11 am

As we speak, history is being dismantled and funneled through a demolition chute to a curbside dumpster.  Indeed, the three-story building at 5 Essex Street, a onetime sanitarium and former home of Dembitzer Brothers Electronics and the Chinese New Taoism Association, is dying a slow death.  About half the original structure remains on the lot. […]