Posts Tagged ‘ lower east side ’

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 Yossele Rosenblatt discovered the boy who would become the vibrant vaudeville star known as Red Buttons. As the story goes, Rosenblatt recruited then 8-year-old Aaron Chwatt, son of Jewish immigrants—into his famous Cooperman’s Choir after the cantor heard the boy sing at a…

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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 East Side in the 1920s and 30s?…

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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 series of Lower East Side literature, is…

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A Dear Abby For The Lower East Side

June 2, 2014
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bintel-brief

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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russ

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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west-side-story

Imagine gritty NYC streets in the 1950s. An…

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Lower Manhattan Supernatural

June 4, 2013
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golem

Every culture has its superstitions and its supermen:…

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Unterzakhn: The Graphic Novel

February 21, 2013
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unterzakhn

In the beginning, there was the Lower East Side –…

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Old Jewish Men

December 10, 2012
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old-jewish-men

Remember Garbage Pail Kids? Those drawings of Cabbage Patch…

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The Jewish Dictators Who Invented Punk Rock

September 24, 2012
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the-dictators

1977 was the year punk rock — lead…

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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…

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