Public art from the 60's - showing Russian immigrants on the right, a woman blessing Shabbat candles with a kiddish cup in the center, on the left commemoration of the Triangle shirt factory fire. The LESC is trying to get this restored/preserved.
Another group, waiting for the next tour. I just liked the collection of signs in Hebrew, for various congregations: sfardic, Belz hasidim, etc.
Decorations to the left of the entrance to the Bialystoker old age home.
Forward building (bottom)
Forward building (top). At the top it says "Forward" in Yiddish.
Listening to the guide in front of the Bnai Brith sign (next photo)
Bait Midrash Hagadol. This building is in such bad shape the tour doesn't go inside, it's dangerous. In the very early days of the Lower East Side the small Jewish community wanted a Rabbi, this was the shul of the Rabbi they brought from Europe.
Notice that the crown over the eagle says "Keter Torah", crown of the Torah; the one above the hands is clearly for Kohanim; and the top one with Judah's lions must be Kingship. The guide said this ark was built in Italy at a time when it wouldn't have been politically wise to put Keter Torah on the top.