Monday, October 14, 2013

Exclusive: Inside 50-52 Bowery


Inside the former Atlantic Gardens beer hall at 50-52 Bowery.

The structure, which is currently slated for demolition, sits on what is believed to be the footprint of a historic tavern and livestock market dating back to the 18th century.

Acting on a hunch, preservationist Adam Woodward toured the site and discovered a cellar which very well could be the foundation of the Revolutionary War era Bull's Head Tavern.

If so, this will be one of the most important archaeological discoveries on Manhattan Island in recent history.



Video: The roots of Hollywood on NYC's Lower East Side

This original LESHP documentary explores the important role that many Lower East Siders played during the early days of the motion picture industry.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Video: Alphabet City in the 1980s

Footage of the Lower East Side in 1986 from the documentary, "There's No Place Like Home: Housing Crisis, USA." Produced by Fiona Boneham and Pamela Hoelscher/Deep Dish TV.

See the full movie here:

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Eric Ferrara featured in new book, "ITALIANS: Un Tricolore a Stelle e Strisce"

LESHP director Eric Ferrara is featured in a new book called, ITALIANS: Un Tricolore a Stelle e Strisce

Authors Giovanni Pellerito and Peter Zullo highlight the contributions of Italian-Americans currently living and working in Little Italy districts across the nation. Check it out here:

Video: Bowery 1930, "Street of Forgotten Men"

Here is a video of The Bowery from 1930 that we've only recently come across. Some great shots here, which were supposedly taken from a hidden camera.