Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lower East Side Festival

This past Sunday the Kehila Kenosha Janina Greek synagogue on Broome Street sponsored a Greek Jewish street fair with lots of food, music, and most importantly people. The fair was only one block long so people were packed in tight. That made photographing them much more fun, there was no place to run, and it was a wide angle festival. The entire neighborhood of the Lower East Side is in transition from what was a tenement district for a good part of the 20th century to a gentrified neighborhood. It's still a mix of old style clothing stores, restaurants, bars, and art galleries.