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Born on the Lower East Side Walking Tour

Hear the stories and secrets of this transformative neighborhood

  • 2 hr 30 min
  • 200 US dollars
  • The Museum at Eldridge Steet, 12 Eldridge Street, New York NY

Service Description

The Lower East Side of Manhattan has one of the most diverse and amazing histories in the world. Starting out as an affluent suburb of NYC, it became the quintessential tenement filled home of new immigrants from the German enclave of Kleindeutschland to the largest Jewish Ghetto in the world. The changes continued with the neighborhood welcoming the Puerto Rican and Hispanic communities and then housing an expanding Chinatown. It is now hosting trendy clubs and young professionals while still embracing some of its grittier past. I was born on the Lower East Side as were my parents and I have been an active visitor for all of my life. Experience the stories and see the sites of the neighborhood and its changing past and present from the perspective of a one time resident and lifelong observer. Some of the things you will see and hear about: - The neighborhood of Kleindeutchland - Historic places of worship - Historic institutions which helped and influenced the inhabitants - Historic ethnic eateries of the past and present - Authentic speakeasies and trendy bars - Many, many tenements

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