A March 26 explosion in New York’s East Village killed two people and destroyed three buildings. Ab Cahan’s great nephew Alan Kaufman is on a mission to help and rebuild.
Leo Szilard was a Jewish physicist who conceived nuclear chain reaction and helped birth the Manhattan Project. His story is now a polished off-Broadway musical.
Hurricane Sandy teamed up with a wobbly economy to devastate Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach. Even a year later, the Jewish neighborhood is struggling to get back on its feet.
Nat Goldberg grew up shuttling to Africa, so co-owning a Nigerian cafe isn’t as big a jump as it sounds. The cuisine at Buka is authentic — just don’t call it ‘fusion.’
Ezra Goldstein is much more than a bookstore owner. He’s a beacon for readers and a magnet for countless writers who live within a stickball bat’s swing of his Park Slope store.
There are as many versions of cold borscht as there are countries in the Olympics. Even the name and spelling changes depending on the country it’s from.
Rebecca Lepkoff, who came of age during the Depression, has suddenly become the ‘it’ girl for a group of socially conscious photographers in an era of pinup girls.
A.J. Jacobs experimented with myriad regimes hoping to turn back the clock on a dangerously sedentary lifestyle. He came up with ‘chewdaism.’