My LES: Amy Stein-Milford

Amy Stein-Milford in front of the Museum at Eldridge Street - photo by


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What do you do?

I’m the Deputy Director for the Museum at Eldridge Street, located in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue – a magnificent National Historic Landmark on Eldridge Street between Canal and Division streets.

How long have you lived on the LES?

20 years. My grandmother settled on the Lower East Side as a young woman when she immigrated to America in 1921. She lived on Attorney Street. Years later her son, my father, became an attorney and moved to the Upper East Side. We would make monthly pilgrimages to the area to eat and shop.