Historical sites of the Jewish immigrants and more with a Private Guide
The dream of America, Di Goldeneh Medina (the golden land) attracted millions of Eastern European Jews fleeing oppression and pogroms form the early 1880's. Close to 2 million Jews came here in the 4 decades following. The new immigrants mostly from Poland and Russia found the streets to be overcrowded with people and pushcarts. Then in 1924 strict quotas with restrictive immigration laws limited their entrance into the promised land (America). Come hear the stories of this great migration from Europe based on family and hard work that helped this community assimilate and grow. They built a a unique community where they established synagogues, schools, banks and businesses. From their dreams and hopes they created a vibrant and complex culture that was known as the Jewish Lower East Side. Hear tales of how immigrants struggled here, while building a neighbourhood rich in history and cultural diversity.
We will walk the streets of what was once the most populated area in the world. We will see old Jewish banks, the first pawn shop, eateries (maybe even nosh a little) theaters, synagogues and more . Come see it before it disappears. OY!VEY!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: we meet at Chrystie and Houston St. at the steps of Sarah D Roosevelt Park at the end of 2nd Ave
End location: We will end at Canal St. and Eldridge St. I will direct you back to your next location.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 USD - Any food or other items purchased during tour
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toured with Robin jewish lower east side on a sunday had a mixed group Hebrew and English everybody enjoyed the tour very much we will be back for the mobster tour thx Robin