Two of our favorite buildings we’ve written about were highlighted in the New York Times today, via Artist Hedy Pagremanski who is chronicling Our disappearing New York. You can read more on the article HERE and our original post on the soon to be demolished tenements below:
(400 & 402 Grand Street, Lower East Side, New York, New York. April 2014)
Old New York. I pass by these buildings every day and imagine what life was like when these sturdy structures contained The Immigrants; Germans, Jews and Irish families crammed within quarters, searching for a better life in The New World, working alongside pushcarts and carriages. These buildings used to have neighbors just like them alongside, although they were wiped away by neglect when this area of Grand fell on hard times. Two Tenements, Standing; embody the American Dream of yesteryear, soon to be relinquished to the wrecking ball of renewal. Ghosts of their prior life, swept away.
The City of Today circulates at a faster rate, a heightened pulse keeping pace with the technologies and societal changes of Time. The City of Today, some say, is losing a core set of values which used to…
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