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Break the routine looks to advise and guide city dwellers and suburbanites alike to think smart by different about their time and money. My goal is to provide financial wellness education, spare-time management techniques and suggestions for fun and fulfilling free time around the city I love. Through these shared articles, influences, and improved life techniques I hope you create your own plan and act on them immediately. I'm here to help and inspire you. 

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Tour Your Neighborhood

Eric Roseman

A few weeks ago I decided to sign up for a free walking tour of the lower east side. I had moved to the area six weeks prior and wanted to learn more about the history of the area. The Lower East Side was once the hub of Jewish Immigration in New York City and much of the historical sites are still intact. We set out in a group of 12 to see a few of those landmark sites and hear more about their history. A few of the highlights from the tour are below with links to learn more about them if you are interested. 

1. Loews Movie Theatre from the 20s-50s. It held 2000 seats and this was one of New Yorks first major movie theaters.

Photos of the abandoned theatre

2. Hester street was famous for their big street fairs. Many of the vendors were pickle stands.

Hester Street Fairs

3. Tenement Housing- Rough and almost inhumane living conditions were the recognizable aspects of these early 1900s buildings.

How the other half lives. 

4. Adath Jashurun Synagogue on Rivington 

Learn more at the Tenement Museum

5. University settlement - An immigration reform program for social and educational welfare for NYC immigrants.

6. 190 Bowery owned by Photographer Jay Maisel
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7. 175 East Broadway- Directly across from Seward Park, these luxury condos were once the site of the Jewish Daily Forward publication.