Sunday, January 28, 2007

Lady with Dog

I've noticed that most of my pictures fail to include people in them, so here's something different... a lady walking her dog on Rivington Street in the Lower East Side.

The vacant lot behind her was formerly home to the First Roumanian American Congregation- a Jewish synagogue built in 1857 (here's what it used to look like). Tragically the roof collapsed last year and the owners decided to tear down the whole building rather than rebuild (full story). The lot is on the market for $14 million now. And the lady walks on.