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A guide to gangsters, murderers and weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side

Author: Eric Ferrara
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. [author] revealed the wicked history of America's most infamous neighborhood, where the abounding graffiti is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Ferrara
ISBN: 9781596296770 1596296771
OCLC Number: 324731253
Description: 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Worth Street to Canal Street : a brave new world --
Canal Street to Delancey Street : the American dream --
Delancey Street to East Houston Street : the promised land --
East Houston Street to East Fourteenth Street : a radical new direction.
Responsibility: Eric Ferrara ; with a foreword by Bob Hollander.
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"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. [author] revealed the wicked history of America's most infamous neighborhood, where the abounding graffiti is a testament to the "soul and spirit of the slum." "--Back cover.

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