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A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side
by Eric Ferrara and Rob Hollander


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 most infamous neighborhood, where the abounding graffiti is a testament to the soul and spirit of the slum.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781596296770
  • ISBN-10: 1596296771
  • Publisher: History Press (SC)
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 191
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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