9781596296770

A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596296770

  • ISBN10:

    1596296771

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/16/2009
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

New York's Lower East Side is the Birthplace of everything from organized crime to anarchist movements. In the nineteenth century, an influx of struggling immigrants seeking opportunity met the harsh realities of industrialization. Poverty and squalor fueled a vicious battle for power and political clout. Local historian Eric Ferrara reveals the wicked history of America's most infamous neighborhood, where the abounding graffiti is a testament to the "soul and spirit of the slum."

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Prefacep. 13
Worth Street to Canal Street: A Brave New Worldp. 19
Canal Street to Delancey Street: The American Dreamp. 65
Delancey Street to East Houston Street: The Promised Landp. 93
East Houston Street to East Fourteenth Street: A Radical New Directionp. 115
Bibliographyp. 189
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