Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries

Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries

by Paul Kaplan


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Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries by Paul Kaplan

Use this as your roadmap to Jewish immigration in New York!

Featured sites are divided by their location, traveling from the south to the farthest northern tip of Manhattan. Each section provides a map of the area and a broad introduction to the district's place in the historic timeline of Jewish immigration. The author provides suggested itineraries, tips for the visitor, and reference notes for further exploration, while a historical introduction provides the framework for locals and visitors of every religion and nationality. Vintage photos provide historic illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455619689
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,212,071
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

With a BA in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale College, an MBA from Yale School of Management, and a certificate in digital marketing from New York University, author Paul M. Kaplan has applied his focus to researching history. He serves on the board of directors for the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy and has been involved with the Yale Writer's Conference. He is a prolific writer with several documentaries in the works and enjoys traveling, having visited six continents. His fascination with travel and the history of places led him to pursue writing as an avenue through which to share experiences and universal themes. Kaplan makes his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 13

Introduction 15

Lower Manhattan 33

Lower East Side 57

Greenwich Village and East tillage 121

Chelsea and Midtown 141

Upper East Side 163

Upper West Side 177

Harlem and Morningside Heights 193

Washington Heights 209

Suggested Tour Routes 17

Notes 225

References 233

Index 235

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Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great insight into the beginnings of Jewish NY. I gave a copy to our Cantor who take a group of religious school graduates to NYC every year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book. It's very well written and clearly organized. I am very excited about using it during my future trips to NYC. It's all too easy to walk along the street and pass by buildings and monuments, but having no idea what they are about, their significance, and history. Manhattan has so many historical gems but they are easily missed. A guide like this is needed to open up the hidden history all around us. I like that the book is also very practical. Its maps are useful for getting you there; it lists needed information like hours and admission fees as well as contact information. But the book really excels at the historical angle, telling the stories and cultural treasures of NY. I've already learned about places like the Tenement Museum, Eldridge Street Synagogue, Museum of Jewish Heritage, the oldest Jewish cemetery, the Monument to Immigrants, and Katz Deli, just to name a few. I am also looking forward to trying some of the Jewish delis that are written about in this book. Delicatessens have some delicious food! I would definitely recommend this book to residents of New York who want to explore and learn more about their amazing city. And I would recommend it highly to visitors who want to understand and appreciate the real New York.