Lillian Edelstein, tried to save her home in East Tremont

Lillian Edelstein (1916-2015) was a Jewish Housewife living in East Tremont in The Bronx. Her home and the home of her mother and sister’s family were in the proposed path of the Cross Bronx highway proposed by Robert Moses. She became an activist after realizing the highway would destroy her neighborhood and change the lives of people she loved forever. Most of the families in East Tremont were Jewish immigrants escaping persecution in Europe. East Tremont was considered a step up from living in the Lower East side. The homes were well sized and the people of the neighborhood were… Read More

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