This month, FAB and East Village Arts are celebrating the history of the Lower East Side with a series of articles highlighting several important institutions in the LES as a preview to 2013’s Lower East Side History Month. Here is a snippet from our first article! 

Thanks to movies like The Godfather, Gangs of New YorkRent and When Harry Met Sally, the Lower East is immortalized in film. It’s only after actually visiting the Lower East Side that the realization hits you: these places actually exist, people actually live here, the history of New York is still present and its importance goes far beyond the realm of cinema or nostalgia.

-East Village Arts, Lower East Side History: Metropolitan Playhouse And ‘East Side Stories’ (Part 1 of 3) 

Read the complete article here

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