Grand Opening THE LUNG BLOCK: A NEW YORK CITY SLUM & ITS FORGOTTEN ITALIAN IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY

NYC Department of Records and Information Services

31 Chambers St
Exhibit Room
Manhattan, NY 10003
USA

Join the NYC Department of Records and exhibit curators Stefano Morello & Kerri Culhane for the opening of The Lung Block.

About the exhibition:

In 1933, a lively Italian immigrant enclave on the Lower East Side was wiped from the map. Though this area was in many ways indistinguishable from the rest of the Lower East Side – a bustling, immigrant stronghold characterized by densely populated tenement buildings – since 1899, this particular block existed under the shadow of a sinister narrative: that death was embedded in the very walls of those buildings, and that this Lung Block – the generic term for a place where tuberculosis proliferated – represented a threat not just to the residents, but to the city at large.

Curated by Stefano Morello and Kerri Culhane

Sponsored by the Department of Records and Information Services

Co-sponsored by:

The Center for the Humanities (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College Makerspace 

  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019 – Thu, August 29, 2019.

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  • For more information please visit www.nyc.gov/records.

Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Contact:

Raul E Flores

Phone: 6464740729
Website: Click to Visit

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Free

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