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Lower East Side Oral Histories
     

Lower East Side Oral Histories

by Eric Ferrara, Nina Howes
 

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The Lower East Side is one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods. For centuries, it has been home to hundreds of enclaves of immigrants from every part of the world. As they became New Yorkers, the neighborhood has in turn become infused with their cultures, foods, traditions and personalities. In this book, Lower East Side historians Eric Ferrara and Nina

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The Lower East Side is one of Manhattan's most vibrant neighborhoods. For centuries, it has been home to hundreds of enclaves of immigrants from every part of the world. As they became New Yorkers, the neighborhood has in turn become infused with their cultures, foods, traditions and personalities. In this book, Lower East Side historians Eric Ferrara and Nina Howes document the memories of twenty-five people who lived in this larger-than-life corner of New York. From childhood memories with family (but without running water) to observations of the constantly changing face of the neighborhood, discover the Lower East Side through the eyes and voices of the people who have made it what it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609497941
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
884,199
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Eric Ferrara is a fourth generation native New Yorker whose family has lived in Little Italy since the 19th century. He is founder and director of the Lower East Side History Project, founder of the Museum of the American Gangster in New York City and a consultant on several television and movie projects worldwide.

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