Tag: Tenement House Act of 1901

What’s Old Is New Again For a Special Building on East 12th Street

Our area boasts some of the most historic and attractive architecture in the city, if we do say so ourselves.  All too often, however, these buildings lose beautiful historic details, through lack of maintenance or intentional removal. The most common …

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Eight Years Off the Grid

GVSHP launched our blog Off the Grid on February 25, 2011, to share news, research, viewpoints, and historic information about our neighborhoods and beyond. Since then, we have written over 2,000 blog posts (wow!). In honor of our 8th Anniversary, we …

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Tenement House Act of 1901

April 12, 1901 marks the date when the New York State Legislature passed the Tenement House Act of 1901, more commonly known as the “New Law” or “New Tenement Law.”   This significant moment in New York City housing history resulted …

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