Edges of the City

1919

December 2, 2011
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Jacob Riis, the Mulberry bend: 1890, 1919. Museum of the City of New York, the Jacob A Riis collection (Page, 68)

Tenements of “Lung Block” (named so because of the prevalence of tuberculosis among inhabitants) along the East River, where Knickerbocker village now stands.

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1932

July 2, 2011
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1932:

 

Block torn down to build Knickerbocker Village: Cherry and Monroe Streets (Page, 71)

  • Original brick houses which first housed middle class families were to be torn down and rented to the poorest of the poor
  • Tuberculosis death rate was higher here than on any other city block.


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1904

June 21, 2011
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1.) Delancey St., from Orchard to Allen St. Tenements demolished to build the Williamsburg Bridge. (Page, 7)


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