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Tammany Hall declared city landmark

Tammany Hall declared city landmark

November 5, 2013


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New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to approve the former Tammany Hall building for landmark status on Oct. 29. The building’s architectural style and connection to the Tammany Hall political machine that dominated New York City politics during the 19th and early-20th c...

Landmarked Russian Jewish synagogue faces demolition

Landmarked Russian Jewish synagogue faces demolition

March 7, 2013


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The oldest Russian Jewish synagogue in the United States and New York is currently seeking the right to tear itself down after standing for over 150 years. Since 1850, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol has been located at 60 Norfolk St. in the Lower East Side as a historical reminder of the first Jewish immigran...