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Coming to America - Circa 1905

My grandfather Francesco at the wedding of his grand daughter

circa 1950


Francesco needed a wife.

He was a widower. He was sitting in the place in Southern Italy where his family had lived for generations with three children who no longer had a mother. 1,177 more words

Retchy P x SR1990

125 Rivington Street.

SR Backpack‘s pop-up shop is open for the month of April in the Lower East Side. Ever since their opening they have been providing many distinguished individuals with quality travel goods made from exotic leathers. 258 more words

2-Year-Old Boy Falls From Third-Story Window On Lower East Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A toddler is hospitalized after falling out of a third-story apartment window on the Lower East Side.

Two-year-old Jayvin Cruz, who is reportedly autistic, fell from the window at 177 Chrystie Street around 1:30 a.m. 387 more words


Hyman and Sophie Brotman's Sons: A Family Album

One of the benefits of getting to meet six of my Brotman second cousins was that I was able to obtain a lot more photographs of my Brotman relatives.  1,345 more words

Family Information And Updates

Life in a New York City Tenement House

My fascination with history compelled me to explore what life was like when my great-great-grandfather moved to New York City.  Short of taking a trip across the Atlantic Ocean to visit a restored tenement house located inside the… 389 more words


The Boil

Shrimp with the heads on.  That was the one requirement for my sister, Amanda’s birthday dinner with me in the city.  It’s an oddly specific request, and one that needed to be filled.   717 more words