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The concrete capital of NYU's Greenwich Village, Washington Square is a kind of gravitational center...

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Washington Square Park
September 23, 2009

At the heart of midtown Manhattan, Carnegie Hall is an American ideal, what most people would imagine...

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Carnegie Hall
September 23, 2009

Three "restored" tenement apartments dominate this remarkable, unflinching jewel of a museum, which,...

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum
September 23, 2009

Chronicling life for European Jews making new American lives in the crowded, immigrant neighborhood of...

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Forward Building
September 30, 2009

Walking around Greenwich Village during the day, one can hear a bell ringing every hour on the hour....

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Jefferson Market Library : from jail to garden to courthouse to today
December 13, 2010

This historic east village institution was founded by the inventor and philanthropist Peter Cooper in...

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Cooper Union
March 9, 2011

Now an east village apartment building, 11 Waverly Place was once the location of The International Ladies...

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11 Waverly Place : ILGWU Offices
March 9, 2011

NYU's Brown Building, formerly known as the Asch Building, was the site of the most devastating fire...

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Brown Building
March 9, 2011

From 1833 to 1966, The Metropolitan Opera House that once stood here served as the seat of Guilded Age...

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1411 Broadway : Metropolitan Opera House
March 9, 2011

The Henry Street Settlement, co-founded in 1893 by affluent German Jewish American Lillian Wald, provided...

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Henry Street Settlement
March 9, 2011

The overcrowded and poorly lit tenements of the Lower East Side, like the ones typical on this corner,...

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Bowery at Sixth Street : typical tenement living
March 9, 2011

Travelgoat, in collaboration with Jewish Women's Archive, has put together a downloadable audio tour...

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Triangle Factory Fire Tour
March 9, 2011

Text courtesy of Jewish Women's Archive and Travelgoat The Triangle Waist Factory was located on the...

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The Triangle Factory Fire
March 9, 2011

The overcrowded and poorly lit tenements of the Lower East Side were once home to huge numbers of recent...

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Typical Tenements
March 15, 2011