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A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side

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New York's Lower East Side is the birthplace of everything from organized crime to anarchist movements. In the nineteenth century, an influx of struggling immigrants seeking opportunity met the harsh realities of industrialization. Poverty and squalor fueled a vicious battle for power and political clout. Local historian Eric Ferrara reveals the wicked history of America's ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by History Press (SC)
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Joseph Bruno
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of the Lower East Side,” by Eric Ferrara, is a grand tour of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, starting with the chapter, “Worth Street to Canal Street” and ending with “East Houston to 14th Street.”

Ferrrera takes you on a block-by-block tour of the Lower East Side, with the exact addresses of where some truly horrible things happened to some mostly despicable people. He starts off in the time period where the first street gang in New York City, a bunch of hea
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Maria  Caporale
Oct 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Really an interesting collection of the struggles, poverty and corruption that is such a part of our history. This is more a reference guide than an informational history of NY Lower East Side, but well researched and interesting.
vaderbird
Mar 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I found the format very enticing, the details not as thorough as other books.

Basically instead of a full bio on all the people, it is more of a list of people by address in the lower east side.

I really enjoyed the design and format of it and was amazed at where everyone was.
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