JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 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