The LES storefront signs we’ve loved & lost (& found!)

The big, bold signage of the historic Lower East Side is part of its iconic legacy. From gold leaf Yiddish lettering on Kosher shop windows to gleaming neon marquees, the many big & busy storefront signs certainly contributed to the frenetic, frenzied atmosphere of the … Read more

Fruitful fire escapes & bountiful backyards: city victory gardens make a comeback

This post was written by Museum intern Lila Norris. It seems like everyone knows someone who is using their isolation to become a master bread baker or a vegetable gardener. It’s been harder to procure many of the foods we’re used to picking up easily … Read more