A Turning Point on the Lower East Side: The Immigration Act of 1924

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a recent graduate of the Masters degree program in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute. Though immigration is a continuously contested topic in the United States and around the world, … Read more

Moving On Up! A Look at How We Ended Up at 12 Eldridge Street

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  Last month we posted a blog which focused on New York’s oldest Jewish congregation, Shearith Israel, founded … Read more

Jewish Communities in China: Harbin and Shanghai

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  An exhibition detailing a little-known Jewish immigration story debuted at the Museum on the evening of April … Read more

Celebrate the Lower East Side All Month Long!

This post was written by Dina Posner, an intern at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Dina is a candidate for a Masters degree in Historic Preservation at Pratt Institute.  Happy Lower East Side History Month! For the entire month of May, local organization FABnyc, in collaboration with … Read more