Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sacred Sites

There was nothing left of the window in this location for a restoration so they commissioned an original art piece.

The New York Landmark Conservancy invited the public to a Sacred Sites Open House. We chose to visit the Eldridge Street Museum & Synagogue on the Lower East Side.

The Synagogue was opened in 1887 and was the first Synagogue built in the US by Jews from Eastern Europe. A 20 year restoration project was completed in 2007.

The neighborhood now has more Chinese residents and shopkeepers. The Museum joins in with the Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival this year on June 8 to celebrate their multi-cultural neighborhood

Chinatown fish

Dragon Fruit

Bilingual signs in Chinatown

For bilingual plant thieves

Confucius in Chinatown

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