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EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN

In a neighborhood known as a hub for immigrants, artists & activists, five long-time residents take us on a walk through time & space to tell us their East Village story.

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SUGAR HILL, MANHATTAN

Four longtime residents tell stories about their neighborhood – one that holds a special place in African American history & culture.

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UPPER-UPPER WEST SIDE

A writer, a baker, an entrepreneur & an educator tell stories about a neighborhood that has seen a lot of change, but always maintained its creative spirit.

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT, MANHATTAN

A stockbroker, a shoemaker & three brothers in the jewelry business are your tour guides to the Financial District – a working neighborhood turned “it” place to live.

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Mini #11: SANDE ELINSON, ROOSEVELT ISLAND

In 1973, Welfare Island was renamed Roosevelt Island, and the Elinson’s were one of the first families to move into this new, affordable community. From hospital ruins to community gardens, Sande Elinson walks us through the past 40 years of this storied island’s history. 

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Mini #10: PAWNEE SILLS, WEST VILLAGE

 

When Pawnee Sills graduated from high school, she left her parent’s farm in North Carolina and moved to New York City to become an actor. She also became part of the community of “pioneers” that moved into Westbeth Artists’ Housing in 1970.