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.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of Contents
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.