Much of the Lower East Side of Manhattan are brick tenements — low-cost apartments from another era — when many immigrants flocked to New York City. But things are changing.
I see modern buildings scattered around the neighborhood. Today’s photo is an excellent example of this change.
I need to find out the historical status of brick tenements. Does legislation protect them, or will they eventually be replaced by new structures? However, it would be a shame to lose the area’s history. Having the Tenement Museum nearby is a start. However, I hope the exterior shell of these structures remains unchanged even if they have entirely reimagined interiors.
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