Jarmulowsky Bank’s restoration writes a new chapter for the 21st-century

This post was written by Museum at Eldridge Street intern Max Widmann. On the corner of Canal and Orchard Streets is a 12-story, neo-Renaissance building that dwarfs the typical Lower East Side tenement buildings and shops. Although it hasn’t operated as a bank in 104 … Read more

Not-So-Living History: The Queens Cemetery Belt

This post was written by Museum intern Sophie Brous. If you’ve ever flown over New York City, you may have noticed the huge number of cemeteries spanning the area around the Brooklyn-Queens border. Known as the Queens cemetery belt, this massive stretch of land claims … Read more

After the Final Curtain: A Tale of Two Theatres on the Lower East Side

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.  In the upcoming family program History Hunters: A Kid’s Life at Work,  kids go back in time to … Read more