Historically, the Lower East Side where block 410 is located in is a neighborhood that well captures the diversity of New York City. Beginning in the late 19th and early 20th, a large number of immigrants flowed into the neighborhood, most of the which were Germans, Italians, and other European Jewish immigrants. With another massive influx of immigrants from Puerto Rico and Asian in the 1960s and the 1970s, it become more radically integrated neighborhood, representing counter-culture like Beat generation, hippies and activists. Following several decades of postwar population loss and disinvestment, this area experienced ‘persistent poverty, crime, drugs, and abandoned housing. However, around the 1980s, it began to stabilize and attracted new residents like artists, students, and young professionals. More redevelopments and population inflow followed, and this area have been drastically gentrified ever since.