Posts Tagged ‘ lower east side ’

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 Street in the 1910s, and later made history by naming his three daughters full partners in his burgeoning business. 100 years later, the “sturgeon queens” of Russ and Daughters, the family business, are the subject of a documentary by Julie Cohen, featuring celebrity homages to Scotch salmon,…

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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 Irish Catholic boy falls for a Jewish…

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Lower Manhattan Supernatural

June 4, 2013
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golem

Every culture has its superstitions and its supermen: the German imp, the South African giant Abiyoyo, the golem of…

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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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