The burial ground resurfaced in 2006, when construction crews working on the New Museum’s extension found human remains.
Lower East Side
The Quietly Gripping Art of Peter Hujar
Four captivating examples of the artist’s photographs, taken between 1973 and 1984, will be auctioned in August as part of Swann’s fourth annual LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture, and History sale.
Massive NYC Gallery Opening Draws Crowds and Cops in “Fuck-You” to Landlords
The artist-run East Village gallery O’Flaherty’s exhibited all 700+ artists who submitted work for its final show.
In NYC, a Latinx Arts Center Dissolves Its Membership Program for a New Start
For nearly two decades, the Clemente Center has been divided about control over the building’s 42 subsidized artist studios, four theaters, and two galleries.
Developer Planning Luxury Towers Atop Senior Housing in Chinatown Halted Again
Developers looking to build their 100-story waterfront skyscraper are up against a grassroots community effort to stop their project that just scored a major win.
The Tenement Museum Maps a Century of Deadly Diseases and Their Human Stories
In a new tour, the Tenement Museum explores New York’s contagious history, from tuberculosis to the AIDS crisis, through three families.
Another Wave of Gentrification Hits the Lower East Side
Hundreds of LES residents voiced their opposition to the proposed luxury high-rises in the area mainly populated by low-income people of color.
9 New Galleries That Opened in New York City in 2017
Don’t focus on the closings. Three cheers for new galleries!
Photographing the Lower East Side’s Fading Jewish Culture
For Remnants, Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum photographed the synagogues, knisheries, delicatessens, and other survivors of Jewish heritage on New York’s Lower East Side.
Artists Fill a Lower East Side Building with Murals Before It’s Demolished
Before it’s razed, 140 Essex Street is hosting a one-weekend exhibition featuring 10 murals by 10 artists.
Looking and Being Looked At in the New International Center of Photography
I expected to stare at many things at the International Center of Photography’s new 250 Bowery location, but my own image was not one of them.
Grafting Puerto Rican Architecture onto the Lower East Side
Edra Soto attempts architectural transplants the way a doctor might replace skin, seeing if an unfamiliar addition will take.