O! Multitudes!: Three Centuries of Domestic Architecture
The Lower East Side is the iconic New York City immigrant neighborhood. For the past century and a half, immigrants have crowded its streets and tenements and established cultural, social, and religious institutions.
On this tour, journey with our architectural specialist, Urban Historian Barry Feldman, to explore housing on the Lower East Side. Learn how to distinguish a tenement from a row house and see examples of pre-law, old law and new law tenements. You will be surprised by the rear tenement double-deckers that remain from 1867 pre-law housing legislation.
Meeting Place: Meets at 58 Bowery, corner of Canal Streets in front of HSBC Bank.