Lower East Side Oral Histories [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 historian 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 ...
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Lower East Side Oral Histories

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Overview

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 historian 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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015827163
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Ferrara is a fourth-generation native New Yorker whose family has lived in Little Italy since the nineteenth 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.
Nina Howes is a nurse, political activist and writer who was born and raised in New York City. Her stories have been published by Kaplan Publishing and the University of Iowa Press. Her plays have been presented off-off Broadway.
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