View from the Balcony

Go to Eldridge:
Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street
Hours: Sun., Tues. and Thurs., 11.30 a.m - 4.30 p.m
Tel: 212.978.8800
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Storytelling Events

May 11, 2003
Streets of Gold, Women of Iron
The Eldridge Street Synagogue

Stories from all generations and ethnicities, celebrating the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by immigrant women on behalf of their families - all over America and specifically the Lower East Side.

October 26, 2003
Poetry Slam
The Eldridge Street Project

Poems on the theme of "Photographs and Memories." Writers 65 and older submitted photographs and writing that were loaded into image-annotation software and displayed as a background during the "slam".


Nov. 7, 2004
Digital Storytelling Event
The Eldridge Street Synagogue

Stories gathered from the Lower East Side will be shared and annotated by participants.

Directions to the Eldridge Street Synagogue

The Eldridge Street Project is located at 12 Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division Streets in lower Manhattan.

By Subway
B, D, or Q trains to Grand Street station. Walk one block east on Grand Street, then turn right on Eldridge Street; proceed South on Eldridge, past Canal Street. The synagogue will be on your left. F train to East Broadway station. Exit station at intersection of Canal & Essex; proceed West on Canal street, past Allen Street. Turn left on Eldridge Street. The synagogue will be on your left.

By Bus
M15 bus (Second Avenue) to corner of Canal Street and Allen Street. Walk one block west and take a left on Eldridge Street.

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Hana Iverson

To contact Hana please email her at:
Mailing Adress:
199 River Road
Grandview, NY 10960

Project Credits:

Hana Iverson, artist, writer, editor, project manager

Jane Dowling, information architect, lead

Steve Bull, data base developer, cell phone interface

Greg Elin, photo annotation

Eldridge Street Personnel:
Executive Director - Amy Waterman
Development Director - Eva Brune
Deputy Director for Programs - Hanna Griff
Deputy Director for Education - Lucien Sonder
Deputy Director for Public and Community Relations - Amy Milford

Installation Photographer:
Elliott Kaufman

Behind the Scenes:
Severn Clay, Lighting design

Web Site Design
ElizabethK Studio