Building Stuyvesant Town in the 1940s (via Ephemeral New York)

This post, and in fact, virtually all of the posts in this blog, lets me look at familiar New York scenes with fresh eyes.

Building Stuyvesant Town in the 1940s In early 1945, more than 3,000 families moved out of the 600 or so old tenement buildings (such as these at left) between East 14th and 23rd Streets. Everything on those blocks—including the tenements, two schools, three churches, and two theaters—was razed. Within a few years they were replaced by the 9,000-apartment Stuyvesant Town, opened in 1947.  Village writer Dawn Powell chronicles the former Gas House District and the building of Stuy Tow … Read More

via Ephemeral New York

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