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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


Fresh Horseradish from The Pickle Guys

Walking down Essex Street last Sunday I noticed a big crowd at The Pickle Guys.   This is the pickle go to place on the Lower East Side.   193 more words

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The Cat Lady of the Lower East Side

Check out this excellent post from The French Hatching Cat about an eccentric old New Yorker…


Before there was a Seward Park on Essex Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there was a square block of old wooden houses and crumbling brick tenements where hundreds of immigrants and alley cats made their home. 523 more words


Nam Son

Address: 245 Grand St 

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