Re: Hotel? for new arrivals on Norfolk St #general


Lynne Schneider
 

I also had family that, when they arrived, went to Norfolk Street. In 1897, my
Sapirstein sisters (Chewel and Sore) went to Uncle Shmuel Walzer to 85 Norfolk
Street. I always thought it was Norfolk Street in Brooklyn, which was just a
guess on my part. I never thought to look at Norfolk Street in New York, NY. The
story goes that the Walzers did not have room in their apartment so Shmuel
"found" rooms for them at the Norfolk Street address.

Google Maps shows this Norfolk Street bounded by Oriental Blvd and Shore Blvd
(looks pretty lovely today - right on the water), just a few blocks >from what is
now Kingsborough Community College.

I don't know if Shmuel Walzer lived on Norfolk Street since the 1900 Census has
his family living in Brooklyn on Stanhope Street. So, perhaps it was Norfolk
Street in New York City, not Brooklyn; and perhaps it was a kind of half-way
house for arriving immigrants.

Lynne DATZ SCHNEIDER
Los Angeles, CA

Researching: DATZ, SAPIRSTEIN (SAPERSTEIN), WALZER, ESCHEN, SINGER(MAN),
SCHNEIDER, GOLDBERG, LEVYNE (LEVINE)

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