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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (October 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609497945
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609497941
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eric Ferrara is a fourth-generation native New Yorker whose family has lived in Little Italy since the nineteenth century. He is founder and director of the Lower East Side History Project, founder of the Museum of the American Gangster in New York City and a consultant on several television and movie projects worldwide.

Nina Howes is a nurse, political activist and writer who was born and raised in New York City. Her stories have been published by Kaplan Publishing and the University of Iowa Press. Her plays have been presented off-off Broadway.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on December 26, 2012
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I found this book to be fresh, humorous and realistic about life in New York. Anyone who has ever lived in New York City or in a neighborhood will have a personal connection. You'll really enjoy reading these true stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By IDN on December 20, 2012
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A truly wonderful book capturing times past in the Lower East Side of NYC. Great interviews, easy to read, and great photographs. Having grown up in NYC this is a great bit of nostalgia, but anyone would enjoy this book, and enjoy the interviews with people who lived there. Highly recommended!
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Those interviewed in this fascinating book are as colorful as the Lower East Side. Nina Howes did an excellent job in interviewing representative people who have or still do presently live on the Lower East Side. This book just reinforces the notion that the Lower East Side, as a immigrant neighborhood, gives a vivid picture of 'America.'From a third generation Chinese resident, to a 90+ professional photographer who recalls developing her film in her kitchen; to stories of overcoming hardship and achieving the American dream, I was enthralled with this book.
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