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Lower East Side History Buffs Beware: Urban Archive Scavenger Hunt Sept. 22

If you love to delve into the incredible history of the Lower East Side, you’ll want to know about The Hunt – LES, taking place Sept. 22. …

Photo: Lonnie Duka.

Midday Update: Fire Destroys Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Here’s a midday update on the fire that destroyed Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, one of the Lower East Side’s most cherished Jewish historic sites. …

Photo by Zuleika Sandgren.

Morning Photos: Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Destroyed By Fire

Here are the first heartbreaking photos this morning from 60 Norfolk St., the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue, which was ravaged by fire last night. …

Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, May 14. Photo by Richard Brennan.

More Images From the Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Thanks to Lo-Down readers for sending along these dramatic images and video. …

Photo by Rich Caplan.

Latest Developments: Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

We have more details on tonight’s devastating fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the 167-year-old synagogue building at 60 Norfolk St. More than 100 firefighters fought the blaze, which broke out just before 7 p.m. …

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Video & Photos: Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Here are more photos and video from the scene of the huge fire that broke out tonight at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the historic synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. We’re told that the fire is just about out at this point but …

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Breaking: Fire at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogue

Firefighters are battling to save what’s left of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the historic synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. You can see and smell the smoke from blocks away on the Lower East Side tonight. …

Photo by Berenice Abbott; Pike and Henry streets, 1936. Courtesy of New York Public Library.

Seward Park Library Hosts Oral Storytelling Workshop With The Moth

Over the last few months, we’ve been following the Lower East Side Oral History Project that’s being overseen by the Seward Park Library and the Chinatown Legacy Project at the Chatham Square Library. …

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Sponsored: LoHo Realty Announces New Team Member, Eric Ferrara

LoHo Realty is extremely pleased to announce that Eric Ferrara has joined our amazing LoHo team! We view this as a great move for …

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American Political Items For Collectors Show Comes to the L.E.S.

In case you’ve recently found yourself longing for bygone political eras, you may want to check out this unusual pre-Super Bowl event coming up …

Photo by Berenice Abbott; Pike and Henry streets, 1936. Courtesy of New York Public Library.

Lower East Side Oral History Project Hosts Kickoff Jan. 19

A few weeks ago we mentioned the New York Public Library’s Lower East Side Oral History Project. So far, more than 30 interviews have been posted online featuring some of your neighbors. Coming up on Jan. 19, the library is hosting a kickoff celebration. …

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(Photos) 1969 Explosion That Rocked Delancey Street

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As Gothamist first noted a short time ago, the New York City Fire Department has uploaded some amazing photos showing a huge …

Image courtesy of: Blavatnik Archive Foundation.

Museum at Eldridge Street Opens Exhibit of Early 20th Century Postcards From the Lower East Side

A fascinating exhibition opens tomorrow evening at the Museum at Eldridge Street. …

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Up Next Week, Two Events For Historical Food Enthusiasts

Next Wednesday, two local museums present two different mouthwatering takes on culinary history: the Tenement Museum looks at “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story …

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Lower East Side Students: It’s Time to Properly Recognize “First White House”

Here’s an Election Day diversion. We thought it would be a good time to revisit a part of the Lower East Side’s presidential history this morning. …