|Site of the Weiss home today|
A modern condo now stands where the Weiss family lived while Houdini was a teen. Ironic that this neighborhood, which was once a refuge for poor Jewish immigrates, is today among the most expensive places to live in New York City. Oh to be a slum lord with foresight in 1880.
Just up the street is the site of Mrs. Leffler's boarding house where the Weiss family first stayed upon their arrival in NYC. Incredibly, the boarding house still stands and would be recognizable to Houdini today.
|Mrs. Leffler's boarding house|