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History of "LES: An American Immigration Experience (Private Tour)"

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Version 13 – August 21, 2020 10:16

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  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side 
  • * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries 
  • * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!
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Version 7 – May 06, 2020 11:31

Description
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side
  • * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries
  • * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!

Version 6 – May 06, 2020 08:56

Description
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side
  • * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries
  • * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!

Version 2 – April 08, 2020 10:26

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  • On this walking tour of The Lower East Side, learn about immigration waves from past centuries

Version 1 – April 08, 2020 10:26

Description
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!
  • On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!
  • * Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side
  • * Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries
  • * See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified
  • Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!
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  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund