One Block’s 300-Year History in Twelve Seconds

11/17/2009 9:05 AM |

Artist and historian Zach van Schouwen has assembled a history of the block of Eldridge Street between Stanton and Rivington, starting back in 1795 when it was Delancey Farm and leading all the way up to the buildings that currently occupy the street. There’s a more comprehensive version on his website that lets you look up information about all the different buildings that have sprouted and been leveled over the centuries, or there’s the 12-second version—don’t miss the part in the mid-80s when nearly the whole block was leveled. (Curbed)