Monthly Archives: March 2016

Eat Up: A New Bookstore Cafe with Old World Roots

Kids these days… aren’t so bad after all?? Sometimes a story of immigrant success can have a hidden lining that is more grey than silver. What happens when one generation arrives in a new country, works hard, and sends their … Read more…

The Great Escapist: A Story of an Immigrant and a Showman

America has long been known as the land of opportunity. The country welcomed people looking for jobs, religious freedom, and a better future. But while most immigrants in New York City entered the traditional workforce, some paved their own, more … Read more…

Five Stories and Counting: The History of 97 Orchard Street in Five Terms

You may ask yourself, okay – what is a Tenement anyway? So we’ve defined the building at 97 Orchard Street in 5 words. And yes, this may come in handy at the bar. Landlord: The landlord of 97 Orchard Street … Read more…

SURRENDER : Movie Theatres in the Lower East Side

I was 13 years old and I remember stopping at the old Kossar’s on Grand Street, buying half a dozen warm bialys in a brown paper bag, and going next door to the Essex Theatre on a Saturday afternoon. Snuggled … Read more…

The Legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

With the boom of the ready-to-wear garment industry, American artist Charles Dana Gibson personified what he believed was the standard of American female beauty. A woman with a long neck, a pompadour hair-do, tall and slender, with curvaceous hips and … Read more…