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The Horse-Poisoning Jewish Gangsters of the Lower East Side

An ugly New York City extortion racket at the turn of the last century

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Changing With the Neighborhood

A century ago, the Educational Alliance was educating a generation of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. Today, it’s serving a largely Hispanic and Chinese community—but holding on to its core Jewish values.

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: Crackup and Transformation of the Jewish Left

Second in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, civil war in the garment center

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: The Ancient Dream of the Jewish Left

First in a series on the anarchists and the Jews: two uniquely Jewish contributions to American life and the global struggle for worker’s rights

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‘Crossing Delancey’: A Pickle Seller’s Love Story Turns 30

Looking back 30 years later at the Lower East Side romance

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Finding Family History in Synagogue

A tour of the Lower East Side’s historic shuls brought me closer to my father

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Farewell to Bobby Zarin, Reality TV’s Beloved Jewish Husband

The proprietor of Zarin Fabrics and husband of Real Housewives star Jill Zarin has died at 71

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Bringing Immigrant Stories Home

The Tenement Museum’s new exhibit focuses on families who came to the Lower East Side relatively recently

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Lost and Found on the Lower East Side

Photographers Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum document what remains of the old Jewish neighborhood

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My Own Private Tisha B’Av: The Chinese Restaurant

There’ll never be a Moo Goo Gai Pan quite like Schmulka Bernstein’s

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Teenager Arrested, Charged With Arson in NYC Synagogue Fire

It is not being investigated as a bias crime, according to a report

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Historic New York City Temple Burns Down

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, a 167-year-old Lower East Side landmark, has been destroyed

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Lee Brozgol

The artist and social worker on residing on the Lower East Side, making ‘death head masks,’ and being shielded from anti-Semitism as a kid in Chicago

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Once Upon a Time in the Jewish Ghetto

A new exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street showcases ‘The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards’

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A Beloved Jewish Mural Is Whitewashed, and the Lower East Side Mourns

Residents of a storied Jewish neighborhood in New York City are furious after a developer failed to inform the community of its plans to erase a historic mural

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Going to Vancouver

In an excerpt from ‘Meant To Be,’ the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance remembers growing up on the Lower East Side

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Home Sweet Shul

What happens when a former synagogue becomes a private residence?

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Finding Bella Abzug in Art

A Lower East Side gallery has put together a mysterious exhibit dedicated to the women’s rights activist

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Strolling Through the Lower East Side With ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’

A mother and daughter—both megafans of Sydney Taylor’s timeless kidlit—take a tour of Manhattan’s historic Jewish neighborhood

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I Treated Myself to a Symbolic Matzo Manicure

Treat yo self, too, while considering: How are these nails different from all other nails?

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Streit’s Exhibit, Complete With Pink-Gilded Matzo, Ushers in Launch of Documentary

‘Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream’ tells the story of the 90-year-old family-run matzo factory in New York’s Lower East Side, that will soon become condos

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The ‘Fiery’ Historic Heroines of New York’s Lower East Side

A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton

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Kossar’s, the 80-Year-Old Bialy Store, Has Still Got It

Face-lift complete, the shop’s specialty is as good as ever

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Immigrant Story: The Value of Anzia Yezierska’s ‘Bread Givers’

At New York’s Tenement Museum, panelists discussed the still-relevant meaning of Yezierska’s novel about an immigrant Jewish family on the Lower East Side

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Superhero Starts Small

A message of pride on New York’s Lower East Side

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Pickle Day Fair Hits New York’s Lower East Side

Come rain or come brine, pickles, pickles, pickles

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For the Love of Pickles

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.

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