from pseudo-intellectualism back in 2005
I couldn't resist seeing what 239 7th Street looks like in person today. It's a beautiful block with lots of renovation going on. What's striking about many of the blocks that are between Avenues C and D is that there are many that were originally built as one family homes in the 1800's rather than tenements. The size and the finer architectural elements of these houses give a clue. You will see nothing but tenements as you go further inland. The collage I put together should be self-explanatory with labeling that is viewable when enlarged. I would have thought that the synagogue that was but a shell in the 1981 picture might have been demolished. Instead it looks like it is being restored as condominium apartments.