Posted: July 2, 2013 Filed under: Architecture, digital photography, Just for fun, New York City, Tenements
Can you spot the East Harlem storefronts?(Albeit long gone.) Bet some of you can! Have fun!
Posted: June 26, 2013 Filed under: Angela's picture galleries, digital photography, East Harlem, New York City, Tenements, Vintage Photography
Rainy day street photo: East 119th Street and 2nd Avenue, looking toward the 3rd Avenue elevated. May 11, 1919
Photo source: NYPL Digital Gallery
Posted: June 23, 2013 Filed under: East Harlem, Italian East Harlem, New York City, Tenements, Vintage Photography
This photo is one of many, digitized by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. It is part of Leonard Covello’s archive. The building’s address is 233 East 114th Street. The date this photo was taken was December 10th, 1948.
Photo Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Photo link: http://digitallibrary.hsp.org/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/1828
Posted: June 20, 2013 Filed under: FYI, New York City, Tenements
(Excerpt from the Tenement House Commission’s rules and regulations)”…or unless such room has a sash window opening into an adjoining room in the same apartment said sash window- having at least fifteen square feet of glazed surface, being at least three feet by five feet between stop beads, and at least one-half thereof being made to open readily. An alcove opening of no less dimension than said sash window shall be deemed its equivalent.” Tenement House Law Reforms of 1901, Chapter III, Title II “Provisions applicable only to now existing Tenement Houses”, Section 79: Rooms, lighting, and ventilation…
Note: These interior windows were also known as “tuberculosis windows.” They were mandated by a 1901 New York City law, requiring that tenements have cross- ventilation in order to avoid spreading tuberculosis, as well as other respiratory diseases.