Jim Power and the history of squatters rights on the Lower East Side."Jim Power and A Squat History"
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"
From the source: One in a series of eight films that traces the history of America as a nation of immigrants. With a population that includes two million Jews, New York is the biggest Jewish city in the world. Many…"Archival Video: “The Biggest Jewish City in the World”"
Earlier this week, while waiting for my car to be repaired at a local shop, I stumbled upon Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Glendale Queens. I’ve come across this cemetery a few times in books and articles over the years while…"Our visit to the graves of famous Lower East Siders (Mt. Carmel Cemetery)"
Did you know that Levi Strauss began his career on the Lower East Side? In 1847, at age 18, Levi Strauss (born Leob Strauss, February 26, 1829) left his native home in Bavaria to join his older brothers in NYC,…"Did you know that Levi Strauss began his career on the Lower East Side?"
It started when the Third Avenue Elevated Train line — which ran from Chatham Square to The Bronx up Bowery and 3rd Avenue — was demolished in the late 1950s. By 1960, savvy real estate companies and building owners began…"Ever wonder how the term “East Village” came about?"