July 8, 1964 – President Johnson Announces New Anti-Poverty Program in LES

Expressing its “deep interest and support” for New York’s Mobilization for Youth organization, the Lyndon Johnson Administration announces a new welfare program targeting the Lower East Side, and enlisting the MFY’s support. The program’s goals are to “provide training for…

"July 8, 1964 – President Johnson Announces New Anti-Poverty Program in LES"

June 30, 1907 – Garbage Strike Brings Hundreds of Police to Neighborhood

During a massive citywide garbage collectors’ strike, hundreds of policemen are deployed in the Lower East Side, amongst other neighborhoods. Ordering tenement dwellers to stay off the rooftops and threatening rioting strikers with consignment to the workhouse, the heavy police…

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Remembering the “King of the Bowery”: the Mixed Legacy of “Big Tim” Sullivan

In promotion for her forthcoming book, about The Bowery, author Alice Sparberg Alexiou gave an engaging and detailed illustrated talk about one of the notorious thoroughfare’s eponymous anti-heroes: the colorful, charismatic, and corrupt Tammany Hall boss of everything below 14th Street.…

"Remembering the “King of the Bowery”: the Mixed Legacy of “Big Tim” Sullivan"