An interesting panel discussion tonight, sponsored by the Gotham Center for New York History:
The Lower East Side remembered & Revisited
Join panelists Joyce Mendelsohn, Clayton Patterson, Eric Ferrara, and
Annie Polland for an examination of the Lower East Side, remembered and
revisited. Mendelsohn’s The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited,
first published in 2001 and is being re-released by Columbia University
Press in a revised and expanded edition, including a new section on the
Bowery. Panelists will discuss the neighborhood’s venerable churches,
synagogues and settlement houses as well as the breakneck changes that
have taken place. Transformed from historic to hip – aged tenements sit
next to luxury apartment towers, and boutiques, music clubs, trendy
bars and upscale restaurants take over spaces once occupied by bargain
shops, bodegas, and ethnic eateries.
It will take place at the CUNY-Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., Manhattan, Elebash Recital Hall, 630-830pm.