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Entries from September 26th, 2010

A Tour of Brownsville, Brooklyn’s Jewish Past

September 26th, 2010 780 Comments

Yesterday afternoon, a hot one here in the city, I was inspired to take a trip out to Brownsville, Brooklyn, once a hub of Jewish cultural life and now considered one of the most dangerous sections of New York. I was thinking of my late friend, George Sandler (father of my friend Rita), who was […]

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Gallagher’s and Evelyn Nesbit

September 4th, 2010 9 Comments

There aren’t a lot of old buildings left in Times Square, but the few remnants of 19th century architecture that have managed to survive conceal a wealth of entertainment history (see my last post about Helen Morgan’s club on 54th Street).  Walking along Broadway the other day, I passed Gallagher’s Steakhouse at 228 West 52nd […]

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