Tag Archives: Lower East Side

Antwerp – New York on the Red Star Line

Between 1873 and 1934, 2.6 million people left the port of Antwerp, Belgium on Red Star Line ships, bound for Canada, Philadelphia and New York.  (1 million of them were Jewish, including Albert Einstein, Golda Meir, Irving Berlin and my … Continue reading

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The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

I grew up in Philadelphia.  My mother and her parents were born there, too.  My dad?  His parents met in this country after arriving at Ellis Island and took up residency on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Vintage photos lead you on treasure hunts

For years, I’d been led to believe that this shop had been located on Clinton Street on New York’s Lower East Side.  Although 550 Clinton St. is a bona fide address, researching a 1916 city directory led me to this … Continue reading

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