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  • From family ghosts, a story of ‘The Immigrant’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 7, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Since the mid-1990s, writer-director James Gray, 45, has made haunting, operatic films about the fraught relationships between immigrants and their children as they struggle to assimilate and to achieve some measure of the elusive American dream.

    His debut feature, “Little...

  • Several eras end at one Lower East Side building

    December 31, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    The collapse and demolition in 2006 of the First Roumanian-American Congregation synagogue at 89 Rivington Street — the “cantors’ Carnegie Hall” — seemed to have eradicated almost every trace of what was once a large and vibrant Jewish community.

    But it had not. There is a...

  • Holy Knishes

    By Rob Eshman

    January 8, 2010 | 4:28 pm

    Last week in New York we ate at Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes on Houston Street in the Lower East Side. My friend Chuck first took me there in 1981.  Chuck wasn’t Jewish, but he was vegan, and Yonah’s knishes and borscht fit perfectly into a diet that allowed him to enjoy about 1/100 of...

  • Comic book strip draws on historical New York

    By Amy Klein

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Ben Katchor speaks slowly, hal-ting-ly, pausing frequently, as if he's thinking of images to go with his words as he speaks.

    He probably is, as the comic book artist (not graphic novelist) has been pairing images with words for most of his life. While the characters of his fanciful...

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  • Comic book strip draws on old New York

    By Amy Klein Religion Editor

    June 9, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    Ben Katchor speaks slowly, hal-ting-ly, pausing frequently, as if he's thinking of images to go with his words as he speaks.

    He probably is, as the comic book artist (not graphic novelist) has been pairing images with words for most of his life. While the characters of his fanciful...

  • Back to the future -- my trip to the Lower East Side

    By Rob Eshman

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


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    Photo slideshow by Rob Eshman



    "Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in."

    I'm standing on the balcony of a boutique hotel in New York's Lower East Side, looking down on Orchard Street, having a "Godfather"...

  • Wandering Jew - A Nosh of the Big Apple

    By Alina Tugend

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It seemed the perfect thing to do on a recent winter Sunday in New York -- visit some synagogues and nosh on ethnic foods.

    So my husband and two sons got in the car, drove through an amazingly empty Manhattan to the Lower East Side and joined the second annual Lower East Side Jewish...