Division Street

Weekend Edition: December 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: David Sierra]

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More on the Eldridge Street Synagogue Window [Video]

Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:27 am

In Boardwalk Empire, Al Capone didn’t have the pleasure to see the two-month-old stained-glass window inside the Eldridge Street Synagogue.  Lucky for us, the masterpiece is a reality. On a related note, an esteemed reader sent along a link to the following video clip, in which we learn all about the design and installation process.

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Eldridge Street Synagogue in Boardwalk Empire

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

A recent email blast from the Eldridge Street Synagogue confirms that the neighborhood landmark was in fact featured in Episode 10 of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  The scene in question actually transpires in Chicago with the Al Capone crew, which initially threw us off the scent. It was obviously filmed before the installation of […]

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Eldridge Street Synagogue Has New Stained-Glass Window

Posted October 11, 2010 at 6:12 am

Yesterday afternoon was the public unveiling of the new stained-glass window at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. An open house, as it were.  The sanctioned arwork is the final piece in the decades-old restoration of the historic landmark.

New Hotel Rising at 5 Allen?

Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

Down at the southern terminus of Allen Street, where the roadway forks into Pike, a narrow finger building is gradually on the rise. All signs point to this being a hotel, mere steps from another hotel in the works where Hong Kong Supermarket once stood.

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Pike Loop Installation Removed

Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:12 am

It took a double-take before we finally realized what happened.  Walking down the Allen Street Mall near Division, the decrepit space was somehow different.  Lacking a certain something that, for the moment, we couldn’t place.  Then, the proverbial light bulb – the Pike Loop installation was quietly removed.

Jarmulowsky Bank Building Sheds Scaffolding

Posted July 22, 2010 at 6:12 am

Holy Happy Shabu, Batman, the scaffolding is gone from the Jarmulowsky Bank Building on Canal Street. For years, this corner became a multipurpose space for graffiti artists and homeless alike.  Not anymore.

Another Look at 2 Allen Street Construction

Last modified January 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

It was almost a year ago that we first reported on the demise and demolition of 2 Allen Street, an historic piece of the neighborhood designed and built by renowned architect Frederick Eberling in 1887.  Looking at the project site now, progress has been quite slow.  A stop-work order levied in March held up construction […]