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Lower East Side, NYC, 1969

The purpose of this project is to photograph the daily life of an urban community.

This community which is located in New York City on 7th Street, between Avenues C and D, is more attractive than most Lower East Side streets because of its 19th century townhouses. Some of these houses have been restored and are owned by a single family or have been turned into co-ops. Although several houses are deteriorating, it is not just another slum block; it exhibits its enthusiasm of positive living standards.

Jim Karales

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