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Here Are All The 1930s LES Lowrises That Are Today's Towers

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[Images via LESNYC.]

Steve Hernandez of LESNYC decided to compare a 1930s aerial shot taken of the Lower East Side in the 1930s (a.k.a. pre-Robert Moses), captured by the NYC Department of Records, with a modern-day one from Google Earth. The before-and-after evolution is no shocker, revealing how blocks upon blocks of lowrises were razed to make way for largescale housing projects built by Moses and NYCHA. Thousands of residents were displaced in the process. The area we're focusing on is just south the Williamsburg Bridge and the the large swath to the north, right along the East River.

· Lower East Side Aerial View Flashback [LESNYC]