Weegee Daily… March 19, 1941… Tenement Fire On Lower East Side Drives 50 Families Into Cold…

PM Newspaper 1941
PM Daily, March 19, 1941, Vol. I, No. 196, p. 32
Tenement Fire On Lower East Side Drives 50 Families Into Cold
Down in one of New York’s poorest districts, half a hundred families are crowded into an old house at 90 Stanton St. Fire started in an adjacent tenement, was sucked through the air shafts by the high wind, almost smothering all of those who lived there. Here is a rescue.
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Weegee Daily, March 19, 2013
Lower East Side…
Down in one of New York’s “most desirable neighborhoods,” “in the heart of the historical Lower East Side,” 20 units rent for a few or several thousand dollars a month… Here is the front door…
From a popular real estate website: “This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city and this building could not be more centrally located… With some of the best restaurants and bars in the city, you will always be thoroughly entertained [thoroughly entertained?] the moment you step foot out of your door!”
From a popular real estate website: “This 6 story, 20-unit building was built in 1920 and is located in the heart of the historical Lower East Side. The building is comprised of both one and two bedroom units which makes this an ideal building for all types [all types?]. Most units have been newly renovated with new floors, as well as new appliances. Unfortunately, this unit is NOT pet friendly.” (Three weeks ago a one-bedroom apartment rented for $2,400/month.)… Looks like a rat trap in the lower right corner…
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