Was/Pincus Hirshbein found! - Now/Forsyth St, New York #general


ron arons
 

Another way to approach this subject is to look at historical maps.

There are many wonderful websites for viewing maps of the Lower East Side
including;

www.davidrumsey.com

www.nypl.org

(see, for example, maps of Manhattan):
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?keyword=manhattan )

www.historicmapworks.com

from my work on Jewish criminality, I'm well aware of the level of crime
that occurred near the intersection of Forsyth and Grand Streets. [I even
talked about this intersection during my presentation at the IAJGS
conference about various websites.] Notables, including "Dopey" Benny Fein
and Irving "Waxey Gordon" Wexler, hung around this neighborhood in the early
1900s. 98 Forsyth Street was home to Odd Fellows Hall - home to many a drug
dealer, including Waxey.

Ron Arons
Oakland, CA


Diane Jacobs <thegenie@...>
 

Also, 392 Grand Street on the lower east side was another address that many
immigrants went to.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ


Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

-- Barb & Howard <barb@thecollective.com> wrote:

Simply, Birds of a feather flock together; these
addresses on Forsyth were essentially 4 and 5 story
tall vertical shtelech of folks who hailed from
the same European communities with the same
communalities of language and customs.
Almost time for candle lighting. I took a quick at at
ED181 which has a section of lower Forsyth. I must
admit that the majority was Russian or NY born but
also there were groups >from Italy, Switzerland and
Ireland. So I am not yet convinced.

Shabbat Shalom and good day,
Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A.


Susan&David
 

A similar situation existed in Boston in the era of large scale
immigration. A significant number of immigrants were destined for the
same three Boston addresses, 351 Harrison Ave, 84 Salem St. or 40 Lowell
St. Checking city directories of the time revealed ticket agencies at
those locations. These agencies sold tickets for railroad travel and
often held tickets for incoming passengers pre-paid by relatives in
other cities or other states.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Joan Parker wrote:

Interesting question and comment. I noticed the same thing about Pitt.

Maybe it just me, but I have seen oh so many ship
manifests with Jewish immigrants traveling to Forsyth
Steet in Manhattan. All were low addresses like the
one above, and the majority in the 20 range. Possibly
someone who knows the Jewish history of Manhattan in
the early 20th Century could enlighten me on what drew
them to this location.

Yehudah ben Shlomo


Joan Parker <joanparker@...>
 

Interesting question and comment. I noticed the same thing about Pitt.
Street.

Joan Parker, Immediate Past President
JGS of Greater Miami, Inc.
joanparker@intergate.com
Searching: GOLDBERG, GOODSTEIN/GUDSTEIN (sp), BERGER, JAGODA/YAGODA-Plock,
Poland/Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY; Galveston, TX.
PINKUS, WINOGRAD, ROSEN-Brest, Litovsk; Grodno, Russia; Bronx and Brooklyn, NY.
WEISS-Brooklyn, NY; NEIBERG-Brooklyn, NY; DEL PINO-Brooklyn, NY.
KATZ, GELFAND-Minsk, Belarus; Bronx, NY, Miami and Miami Beach, FL.

Maybe it just me, but I have seen oh so many ship
manifests with Jewish immigrants traveling to Forsyth
Steet in Manhattan. All were low addresses like the
one above, and the majority in the 20 range. Possibly
someone who knows the Jewish history of Manhattan in
the early 20th Century could enlighten me on what drew
them to this location.

Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A
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Sender: Yehudh bn Shlmo <ybs1207@yahoo.com>


Yehudh bn Shlmo
 

--- Dovie <gelerinter13@yahoo.com> wrote:

. . .checked out the most likely one, but I was
looking for 67 Forsyth and they only had even
numbers . . .
Maybe it just me, but I have seen oh so many ship
manifests with Jewish immigrants traveling to Forsyth
Steet in Manhattan. All were low addresses like the
one above, and the majority in the 20 range. Possibly
someone who knows the Jewish history of Manhattan in
the early 20th Century could enlighten me on what drew
them to this location.

Yehudah ben Shlomo
U.S.A