Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Orchard Street

This is the heart of the Lower East Side,
home to 1st-generation immigrants since the 
mid-1800s. New Yorkers have been bargain-hunting 
down here for about that long too. But see the
picture that doesn't seem to go with the others? 
 That art gallery is the face of the gentrification that's 
going on in this area. Guess it was inevitable.

[See more local color at That's My World Tuesday, here.]


  1. Very vibrant, Alexa! The young lady could do with a hat at the very least, though.

  2. I really, really love the Orchard Street area, but now it seems to be going the way of Les Halles, which I remember when...

  3. sad when wonderful historical neighborhoods change.
    I can just imagine how the long time residents must feel.

  4. I think it's sad, too, when such wonderful, historical places change. I guess it's inevitable, but it's still sad and you can't help but feel a sense of loss! Great post, Alexa! Hope you have a great week1



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