JGSCDNY will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at
Avila, 100 White Pine Dr., Albany.
Rons Arons will present a talk on "The Men behind the Flamingo Hotel: Bugsy
Siegel and Meyer Lansky."
Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky were two of a kind. Raised on the Lower East
Side, both Bugsy and Meyer chose to live on the other side of the tracks.
While there are many materials available on the lives of these two men (books,
Hollywood movies and documentaries, and websites), not everything you see and
read is accurate. Learn more about the lives of two of the most notorious
gangsters through standard and non-traditional documents (as well as provide
a terrific story!).
Ron Arons of San Francisco has degrees >from Princeton and the University of
Chicago. He recently won a research grant >from the New York State Archives in
Albany. His current focus of research concerns both famous and lesser-known
criminals. He is currently writing a book, "The Jews of Sing Sing."
Admission is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
(Avila is off Washington Ave. Ext. Turn between Teresian House and Daughters
of Sarah. Continue straight past Daughters of Sarah and Avila will be on