Lower East Side

PM, March 2, 1943

“When fire swept the five-story loft building at 372 E. Houston St., Manhattan, the policeman, above, rescued these two kittens from a hallway. Later he gave them to Miss Sally Strumfeld, 218 Delancey St., who promised to give them a good home. Some small manufacturing firms and the Congregation Israel Anscheigal Icie Minhagsford occupy the Houston St. building. Holy scrolls were carried out by members of the congregation.” PM Photo by Weegee

Weegee, Naked City, 1945, pp. 60-61

PM Daily, August 18, 1944, p. 17
Police End Kids’ Street Shower – Under Orders
At the corner of Cherry St. and Rutgers Pl. on the Lower East Side, sweltering kids turned on a fire hydrant and had a cooling shower until the cops came around. Under orders, the police turned the water off. In sympathy with the kids however, they scolded no one and left at once to do the same job at another corner. We suspect this hydrant went on again soon after the cops left.
Photo by Weegee, PM

Weegee Daily, August 18, 2013
NYC Ends Kids’ Street
At the corner of Cherry St. and Rutgers Pl. on the Lower East Side there were no kids. If there were any kids a sprinkler cap would have been not illegal…
Photo by Ceegee, WD

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To be continued…