Author: Ilana
Ilana Kohn is a research intern at GVSHP

From Banking to Biscuits: 143-145 Avenue D, Part 5

This is post #5  in a series devoted to our ongoing research of 143-145 Ave D, documenting all of the detours & discoveries uncovered along the way. For background, see parts one, two, three and four. If you’ve been following …

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A Look Back at the General Slocum Disaster

On the morning of June 15, 1904, the General Slocum steamship set sail carrying over 1,300 passengers, most of whom were women and children and members of the East Village’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Mark at 325 East …

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Stranger’s Hospital: 143-145 Avenue D, Part 4

This is post #4 in a series devoted to our ongoing research of 143-145 Ave D, documenting all of the detours & discoveries uncovered along the way (for background, see parts one, two and three) It’s been a while since …

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149 Second Avenue

What’s not to love about the charming Greek Revival house at 149 Second Avenue, a throwback to another era in the life of the East Village? The house is the oldest building on its blockfront, Second Avenue between East 9th …

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The Decline of the Dry Dock District: 143-145 Avenue D, Part 3

This is post #3 in a series devoted to our research of the fascinating building at 143-145 Avenue D. Those of you who have been following our research on 143-145 Avenue D – the oldest extant building in Alphabet City …

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The Dry Dock Banking House: 143-145 Avenue D, Part 2

This is post #2  in a series devoted to our ongoing research of 143-145 Ave D, documenting all of the detours & discoveries uncovered along the way. For background, see part one. As we mentioned in our first post in …

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Mystery on Avenue D: 143-145 Avenue D, Part 1

What follows is first in a series of posts devoted to our research of the fascinating building at 143-145 Avenue D. Early last year, while surveying Alphabet City as part of our research on the history of every single building …

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