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The Financial Districts Lost Neighborhood, New York (Images of America Series)

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Before the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, the World Trade Center, and Battery Park City, Manhattan's southern tip was home to a vibrant community of thousands of Slovakian, Irish, Syrian, Greek, and Lebanese immigrants. Living closely in five-story tenement buildings, these early New Yorkers, many of whom filled the low-wage jobs of Wall Street, built a multicultural neighborhood where the weekdays were filled with the hustle of business and the nights and weekends were filled with stickball games, dances, and ...
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Overview


Before the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, the World Trade Center, and Battery Park City, Manhattan's southern tip was home to a vibrant community of thousands of Slovakian, Irish, Syrian, Greek, and Lebanese immigrants. Living closely in five-story tenement buildings, these early New Yorkers, many of whom filled the low-wage jobs of Wall Street, built a multicultural neighborhood where the weekdays were filled with the hustle of business and the nights and weekends were filled with stickball games, dances, and worship. The Financial District's Lost Neighborhood: 1900-1970 celebrates this little-known neighborhood while highlighting some of New York City's most famous landmarks: Trinity Church, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Battery Park and the New York Aquarium, and the Downtown Athletic Club, home of the Heisman Memorial Trophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738535111
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,427,239
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author


Martin Rizek, a former president of Trinity Church's St. Stephen's Guild, was born and raised on Greenwich Street and resided there with his wife, Barbara, until 1969. For thirty-eight years, they organized annual reunion dances, bringing together hundreds of former neighbors. Joanne Medvecky, writer and researcher, has lived in Battery Park City for the past fifteen years. Many of her relatives were longtime residents of the neighborhood.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    Golden Memories

    Fantastic, I enjoyed this so much it brought back such good memories of the old neighborhood, I've always told my husband when I lived down their we always felt safe. After my parents and I moved out in 1954 I kept going back for a period of time. When my daughter was old enough to understand I use to take her downtown to show her where her mommy grew up and she could not believe that people lived down in that area. She was so thrilled when I told her this book was published and that she and my grandson know about this area. And this added message is to Thomas Zarkos, your mother (Rosie) and I were friends, ask your uncles John & George and Aunt June and they will tell you. To the publishers-job well done and a lot of work had to go into this. Catherine(Benyo)Law

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2004

    A MUST READ!

    After years of hearing stories of the infamous downtown Manhattan neighborhood from my relatives and their friends, the story of what was once the melting pot of culture now transormed into the financial empire of the world is now available for all to experience. It is where my family planted its roots in the United States and so is therefore a part of my history even three generations later. The financial industry may have erased the footprints of this culture, but it certainly cannot erase its spirit or memory.

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