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The Big Picture

Photo by Rebecca Lepkoff

Sit, Eat Something

Life on the Lower East Side (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006) is the first monograph of photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, who chronicled life in this vibrant, multi-ethnic neighborhood before its buildings were razed in 1950 to make room for the Alfred E. Smith housing project. Peter Dans, an associate professor of internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, grew up there. In his essay, "There Once Was a Neighborhood," he tells of a childhood spent with extended family at 344 Water Street — a cold water flat with a woodstove in the kitchen, where "Sit, eat something" was the traditional greeting. Lepkoff's pictures, he writes, will introduce readers to a part of New York "lost amidst all the gains we call progress."
— Catherine Pierre

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