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The Lower East Side Heritage Collection Pt. 1

Annotation:Main navigation page for the entire LES Heritage Collection.

New York Neighborhoods
New York Neighborhoods The Lower East Side : Study Guide By Krucoff, Rebecca (Book - 2012 ) 974.71 K In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A study guide to the history of the Lower East Side using prints, photographs, maps, and excerpts from manuscripts drawn from the collections of the New York Public Library. These resources are organized into themes that reflect historical moments associated with the Lower East Side. A sequence of leveled questions is provided for every source in the guide.

The New York City Triangle Factory Fire
The New York City Triangle Factory Fire By Benin, Leigh David (Book - 2011 ) 974.7104 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist disaster and its aftermath through captioned historic images.

Flesh & Blood So Cheap
Flesh & Blood So Cheap The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy By Marrin, Albert (Book - 2011 ) 974.7104 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City caught fire. The doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One hundred forty-six people perished—mostly Jewish and Italian women.This book, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the fire, examines the circumstances surrounding the disaster, failed attempts to organize workers, and changes in labor practices enacted as a result of the tragedy.

97 Orchard
97 Orchard An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement By Ziegelman, Jane (Book - 2010 ) 394.1209 Z and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Explores the culinary life of the Lower East Side - German, Irish, Italian, and Jewish - at the turn of the 20th century through the experiences of five families at 97 Orchard Street. Includes recipes.

The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited
The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited A History and Guide to A Legendary New York Neighborhood By Mendelsohn, Joyce (Book - 2009 ) 917.471 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the development of the Lower East Side from Manhattan’s first settlers, as an immigrant haven, and on to affluent gentrification. Highlights hidden gems of the Lower East Side’s immigrant past. Includes 5 self-guided walking tours.

Lush Life
Lush Life By Price, Richard, 1949- (Book - 2008 ) MYSTERY P and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations Holds: 3

Annotation:Actor/writer/waiter Eric Cash is caught in the intersection of two Lower East Sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to hardship, its residents pushed to the edges of their time-honored turf. When a cocky young hipster is shot to death by a street kid from the "other" Lower East Side, the crime ripples through every stratum of the city.

Chinatowns of New York City
Chinatowns of New York City By Tan, Wendy Wanyin (Book - 2008 ) 974.7 T In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Uses historic and modern images to show how New York's Chinese communities have grown uninterruptedly from three streets in lower Manhattan to five Chinatowns, over 100 street blocks, across the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Life on the Lower East Side
Life on the Lower East Side Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff, 1937-1950 By Lepkoff, Rebecca (Book - 2006 ) 779.9974 Lepkoff In-library use only in some locations
Biography of A Tenement House in New York City
Biography of A Tenement House in New York City An Architectural History of 97 Orchard Street By Dolkart, Andrew (Book - 2006 ) 728.314 D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A critical examination of the construction, alteration, and occupancy of 97 Orchard Street as a primary document for understanding the nature of tenement design and tenement life in New York City.

Captured
Captured A Film/video History of the Lower East Side (Book - 2005 ) 792.9 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Extensive writings and interviews by and about Lower East Side and East Village filmmakers. “Captured… is the ethnographic notebooks of those who have lived, observed, and created the Lower East Side (and the East Village), in film and video” - Clayton Patterson.

A Fire in Their Hearts
A Fire in Their Hearts Yiddish Socialists in New York By Michels, Tony (Book - 2005 ) 335.0092 M and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:Examines the defining role of the Yiddish socialist movement in the American Jewish experience during four decades of mass migration to New York.

Call It Sleep
Call It Sleep By Roth, Henry (Book - 2005 ) FIC R and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 2

Annotation:David Schearl, the child of Jewish immigrants in the early the 20th Century, interweaves the story of the love between his mother and himself, the terrors of his relationship with his father, and the anxieties his search for identity.

Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920
Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860-1920 By Klapper, Melissa R. (Book - 2005 ) 305.2422 K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Explores the ways in which Jewish girls' adolescent experiences reflected gender, ethnicity, religion, and education issues in the American immigrant community. Discusses their dual role as agents of acculturation and guardians of tradition. Based on girls’ papers, letters, and diaries.

All Poets Welcome
All Poets Welcome The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s By Kane, Daniel, 1968- (Book - 2003 ) 811.54 K and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Traces the history of the Lower East side literary renaissance of the 1960s, drawing from personal interviews, unpublished letters, and rare sound recordings. Includes the voices and works of John Ashberry, Amiri Baraka, Bill Berkson, Charles bernstein, Ted berrigan, Paul Blackburn, Kenneth Koch, Denise Levertov, Bernadette Mayer, Frank O’ Hara, Ron Padgett, and Ann Waldman.

Shutting Out the Sky
Shutting Out the Sky Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 By Hopkinson, Deborah (Book - 2003 ) J 307.76 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Low Life
Low Life Lures and Snares of Old New York By Sante, Luc (Book - 2003 ) 974.7104 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Sante tells the story of New York's Lower East Side, circa 1840-1920 through the personal histories of criminals, prostitutes, losers, and swindlers. Part One examines the topography of Manhattan from 1840-1919. Part Two explores the era’s opportunities for vice and entertainment: theaters and saloons, opium and cocaine dens, gambling and prostitution. Part Three investigates the forces of law and order, which did and didn’t work to contain the illegalities. Part Four juxtaposes the city’s periods of revolt and idealism against everyday reality.

Little Italy
Little Italy By Aleandri, Emelise (Book - 2002 ) 974.71 A and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A short pictographic history of downtown Manhattan’s Little Italy, the area from the Lower East Side of Manhattan straddling Canal Street. The author covers the first influx of Italian political and religious refugees in the early 1800s through established settlement and growth of Little Italy in the 1870s and 80s in words and pictures. Chapters dedicated to food, religion, commerce, and entertainment.

The Lower East Side Remembered & Revisited
The Lower East Side Remembered & Revisited History and Guide to A Legendary New York Neighborhood By Mendelsohn, Joyce (Book - 2001 ) 917.471 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the development of the Lower East Side from Manhattan’s first settlers, as an immigrant haven, and on to affluent gentrification. Highlights hidden gems of the Lower East Side’s immigrant past. Includes 5 self-guided walking tours.

97 Orchard Street, New York
97 Orchard Street, New York Stories of Immigrant Life By Granfield, Linda (Book - 2001 ) 305.9069 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The stories of the lives of the members of four immigrant families at 97 Orchard Street. Told and shown via archival materials from the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and complemented by photos of the restored 97 Orchard.

Flophouse
Flophouse Life on the Bowery By Isay, David (Book - 2000 ) 305.568 I and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A photographic odyssey into New York City's eight remaining flophouses in the Bowery district. Captures the life stories of the men who dwell in the forgotten underbelly of New York.

All Around the Town
All Around the Town Amazing Manhattan Facts and Curiosities By Bunyan, Patrick (Book - 1999 ) 917.471 B and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A guide to the history of New York organized by streets address, including the anecdotes and historical events connected to each street. The first half of the guide coverers the Battery North to 14th Street.

The Architecture of Literacy
The Architecture of Literacy The Carnegie Libraries of New York City By Dierickx, Mary B. (Book - 1996 ) 727.809 D and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Describes the physical structure of the 67 Carnegie-funded libraries in New York City. Photos and architectural description of Seward Park Library (p. 18, p. 24, pp. 163-4); Hamilton Fish Park Library (9pp. 136-7); Chatham Square Library (p. 22, pp. 126-7); Tompkins Square Library (pp. 167-8).

Gateway to the Promised Land
Gateway to the Promised Land Ethnic Cultures on New York's Lower East Side By Maffi, Mario, 1947- (Book - 1995 ) 305.8009 M and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Analyzes the multi-ethnic and cross-cultural experience of Lower East Siders from the 1880s to the 1930s, and from the 1960s to the 1990s. Portraits of residents include poems, songs, quotations, photos, drawings, paintings, and posters, organized by ethnicity and location.

Streets
Streets A Memoir of the Lower East Side By Spewack, Bella Cohen, 1899-1990 (Book - 1995 )

Annotation:Bella Spewack (1899-1990) was born in Transylvania at the turn of the 20th century and arrived on the streets of New York's Lower East Side when she was three. The young Bella describes the sights and sounds of her neighborhood, and introduces a wide array of people as her family moves annually to save rent or find a still cheaper apartment.

Low Rent
Low Rent A Decade of Prose and Photographs From the Portable Lower East Side (Book - 1994 ) 974.71 L and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A collection of stories and photos from the Portable Lower East Side, a bi-annual journal of writing and photographs which served as a literary venue for marginalized cultures throughout New York, starting in the 1980s. Includes prose by Ameena Meer, manuel Ramos Otero, Willie Colon, Grace Paley, Hubert Selby, and Richard Hell, and photos by Nan Goldin, Tony Mendoza, Yong Soon Min, Annie Sprinkle, and Tracy Mostovoy.

Chinatown
Chinatown A Portrait of A Closed Society By Kinkead, Gwen, 1951- (Book - 1993 ) 974.71 K In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:An expose of the lives of recent Chinese immigrants in New York’s insular and enigmatic Chinatown. Through interviews, gives accounts of their extended family obligations, work ethic, attitude toward money, gangs, traditions of concubinage, the importance of food, and the challenges of assimilation and racism.

New York City's Buried Past
New York City's Buried Past A Guide to Excavated New York City's Revolutionary War Artifacts, 1776-1783 By Apuzzo, Robert (Book - 1992 ) 973.3 A In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A guide to Revolutionary War (1776-1983) artifacts excavated mostly from British-held downtown Manhattan in the 1980s. Photographs and illustrations of buttons, ammunition, coins, pottery, and weaponry found in and around the Fulton Market area.

Oscar Israelowitz's Guide to the Lower East Side
Oscar Israelowitz's Guide to the Lower East Side (Magazine or Journal - 1986-1991 ) 917.471 O In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A guide to the Lower East Side in two sections: a do-ityourself walking tour with corresponding stops on a street map, and a guide to shopping on the Lower East Side.

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