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Entrepreneurial Spirits

Richard E. Ocejo

in Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155166
eISBN:
9781400852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155166.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines entrepreneurialism in the form of small-business ownership as an example of local place making. It starts with an episode from a community board meeting that shows how ... More


Immigrant Families in Urban America, 1880–1920

Jürgen Martschukat

in American Fatherhood: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892273
eISBN:
9781479804740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892273.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 7 follows a young Jewish immigrant, Minnie Goldstein, and her family as they make their way from Warsaw, Poland, to New York City’s Lower East Side in 1894. Based on her personal and ... More


From Drug Murder to Door Ceremony: Claiming Buildings, Building Claims

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter One introduces the history, and pre-history, of squatting on the Lower East Side through the story of one block of East 13th Street. Chapter One opens with the narratives of a small group of ... More


Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Jonathan Boyarin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Stanton Street Shul is one of the last remaining Jewish congregations on New York's historic Lower East Side. This narrow building wedged into a lot designed for an old-law tenement is full of ... More


A Cauldron within Which New Ideas Can Be Tested Out: MFY and the Early War on Poverty

Tamar W. Carroll

in Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619880
eISBN:
9781469619903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619880.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the Mobilization for Youth (MFY), a social program aimed to assist Puerto Rican and African American male youths in achieving upward mobility and full inclusion in American ... More


The Commercial Institutionalization of the Rock Club in New York

Fabian Holt

in Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226738406
eISBN:
9780226738680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738680.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines evolving models of the rock club within the wider process of gentrification in New York City. It argues that different models of the rock club have evolved in the city’s ... More


Irving Berlin’s Theater

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Berlin’s conception of musical theater grew from his experiences performing in the saloons of New York’s Lower East Side in the early twentieth century. The term Lower East Side Aesthetic encompasses ... More


Making the Deal: Debating the Values of Housing

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Squatters’ legal and physical resistance to eviction on East 13th Street and elsewhere became a powerful bargaining chip. In Chapter Three the book transitions from a historical study of squatting to ... More


The Neighborhood, the City, and Beyond

Jonathan Boyarin

in Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691203997
eISBN:
9780691207698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203997.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter presents a short biography and the shiur of the Rosh Yeshiva. It introduces the people who came to the Lower East Side, and the people who were born in the area, which created a network ... More


Week One

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins the journal of the author's summer of 2008 on the Lower East Side, concentrating on synagogue observances related to the initial period of mourning for a parent. The Community ... More


Saul Yanovsky and Yiddish Anarchism on the Lower East Side

Kenyon Zimmer

in Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Though virtually unknown today among anarchists and historians alike, Russian Jewish immigrant Saul Yanovsky helped to found Yiddish-speaking anarchist movements in both England and the United ... More


From the Russian Pale to the Lower East Side: The Cultural Roots of Four Jewish Women’s Radicalism

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the roots of East European Jewish women’s Socialism, feminism and labor radicalism in the Eastern European towns and cities where they were born during the late 19th century. It ... More


Making Claims on the Past and the Future: Debt, Kinship, History, and the Temporality of Homeownership

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Five examines how squatters made different kinds of claims on themselves, each other and their neighborhood as they became homeowners, with a focus on the temporality of homeownership. While ... More


Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Amy Starecheski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Though New York’s Lower East Side today is heavily gentrified, it spent decades as an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict—an emblematic example of the tattered state of ... More


1893–1916: From a Galician Shtetl to Columbia University

Jay A. Gertzman

in Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044170
eISBN:
9780813046181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044170.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Roth’s autobiography describes his Galician shtetl’s class subdivisions and increasing awareness of opportunities for travel and financial advancement. But the traditions of Hassidic piety enforced a ... More


Putting Down Roots in the Goldeneh Medina

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

in Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621036
eISBN:
9781469623214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621036.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the early life of Harry Golden during his stay in New York’s Lower East Side. It highlights how the Goldhirsch family adjusted with living in the goldeneh medina (golden land) ... More


Honky

Dalton Conley

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This personal memoir is the coming-of-age story of a white boy growing up in a neighborhood of predominantly African American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side. Vividly ... More


The Narrators

Amy Starecheski

in Ours to Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226399805
eISBN:
9780226400006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226400006.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter uses biographical sketches to introduce the twenty-five narrators whose oral histories will be shared in the book. Their interviews are part of a larger public collection archived at the ... More


Living Local in the East Village

Sharon Zukin

in Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195382853
eISBN:
9780197562710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195382853.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

You’re waiting to meet the Japanese college students at 10 A.M. on the corner of Broadway and Astor Place. It’s a cool and drizzly day in June, passersby are buttoned up against the chill, and at ... More


Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Kimberly Hartnett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621036
eISBN:
9781469623214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621036.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903–1981) illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the ... More


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