Tag: New Law tenement

April 12, 1901: Back When the “New Law” was New

The 20th century had hardly begun when the New York State legislature signed into law a new act to address old problems in this city regarding tenement construction. This groundbreaking event took place on April 12, 1901. Formally known as …

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The Mexican First Lady and a Jewish Anarcho-Feminist Walk Into An East Village Tenement…

…well, it almost happened that way. The Village and East Village have historically been home to all sorts of strange bedfellows.  In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we’d look at one of the most unusual such pairings, two …

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South Village Landmark Proposal — What’s In?

Earlier in the week we looked at what sites the Landmarks Preservation Commission excluded from our proposed South Village Historic District in their draft proposed phase II designation. As promised, in anticipation of Monday’s night’s public property owner’s meeting on …

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South Village Building Damaged by Fire

At 2 AM this morning, a beautiful South Village building caught fire, resulting in a three-alarm fire that injured 10 firefighters and 1 civilian woman, sending all to the hospital.  It took 140 firefighters over two hours to get the …

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