In the old days of the Lower East Side, there were pushcarts, bootleggers, hot corn and knife sharpeners. 95-year-old Julius Shapiro and his sisters Peshie and Esther remember it all in a lively and hilarious conversation.
The first Moscot eyeglasses store opened in 1925, the same year that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Was Doctor T.J. Eckleburg’s billboard inspired by an old Moscot sign?
How did that sugary Manischewitz get to your table? It started 100 years ago with Kedem in New York. Or maybe with Thoreau or Sonic Youth. Here’s the secret history of the sweet stuff.
Dan Kainen has dabbled in laser light shows and designed T-shirts. But now, lenticular art has made the son of a prominent Jewish artist an unqualified success story.
Jonathan Tropper grew up playing piano at a Modern Orthodox summer camp in the Poconos. No one thought he’d turn out to be the literary Next Big Thing.