Monthly Archives: June 2010

When Harlem Was Jewish

June 17, 2010
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When harlem was jewish

Historically Jewish neighborhoods in New York usually call to mind crunchy pickles on the Lower East Side and Hasidic butcher shops in Brooklyn. One neighborhood that doesn’t often get evoked–but probably should–is Harlem. In the early 20th century, the Manhattan neighborhood above 125th Street, with tenement housing that was affordable and plentiful, was a hotbed for Jewish immigrants. It was far enough…

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