Posts Tagged ‘ lower east side ’

A Mother-Daughter Lower East Side Yiddish Pregnancy Tale

May 16, 2016
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A Mother-Daughter Lower East Side Yiddish Pregnancy Tale

Throughout Jennifer S. Brown’s debut novel Modern Girls, it’s easy to think you’ve been here before, in a 1930s Lower East Side that’s recognizable from such chroniclers as Henry Roth and Irving Howe. But her predecessors might have only hinted at the events that are the core of Brown’s story,…

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When Jewish Palm Readers Rubbed Elbows With Pushcart Peddlers

December 28, 2015
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When Jewish Palm Readers Rubbed Elbows with Pushcart Peddlers

If you peel back the layers of wallpaper in any older New York City apartment,…

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The Secret History of “I Have a Little Dreidel”

December 7, 2015
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You’ve probably never heard of the late Samuel E. Goldfarb, but chances are good that…

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The Bagel Bakers Union of the Lower East Side

October 23, 2015
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The Bagel Maker’s Union of the Lower East Side

A snapshot of turn-of-the-century Lower East Side reveals…

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Meet Red Buttons, the 8-Year-Old Vaudeville Star

June 12, 2015
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Meet Red Buttons, the 8-Year-Old Vaudeville Star

Legend has it, famed Ukrainian cantor and composer…

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Meet Mohandas Gandhi, The Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

December 23, 2014
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The 1920s: When Gandhi Was a Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

Who was the Jon Stewart of the Lower…

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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

June 30, 2014
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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

All-of-a-Kind Family, the mid-century classic Sydney Taylor children’s…

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A Dear Abby For The Lower East Side

June 2, 2014
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Liana Finck’s graphic novel A Bintel Brief blends history and…

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The Sturgeon Queens of the Lower East Side

March 4, 2014
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Joel Russ started selling pickled herring from a pushcart on Hester…

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West Side Story, The Catholic-Jewish Version

September 3, 2013
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Imagine gritty NYC streets in the 1950s. An…

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Lower Manhattan Supernatural

June 4, 2013
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Every culture has its superstitions and its supermen:…

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Unterzakhn: The Graphic Novel

February 21, 2013
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In the beginning, there was the Lower East Side –…

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