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Walking Tour: Step Back in Time to the Old Lower East Side

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The old Lower East Side comes alive in this walking tour.  Central to the tour is the Jewish neighborhood, whose teeming tenements formed the heart of the most crowded place in the late nineteenth century world, including stops before a gloriously restored historic synagogue and the Jewish-owned bank tower where struggling immigrants built their nest eggs.  We also briefly visit the surrounding wards, marked at the time by gangs, flophouses, homeless newsboys and the noisy, smoke-belching elevated railway, as well as the seventeenth century Jewish cemetery that is the oldest human site in Manhattan.  Along the way, Velona tracks unforgettable photographs by Jacob Riis and others to the exact spots they were taken, portraying the struggles and desperation of immigrant life.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sun


Jess Velona 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/19/2020 - 4/19/2020 Weekly -Sun 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM New York City, T.B.D.  Map Jess Velona