Tour the Lower East Side with Marty Shore, co-President and long time member
When: Sunday, June 11
Meeting Place:The corner of East Houston and Ludlow Street, right across from Katz’s Deli
Price: $20 contribution to The City Congregation
Learn about the Lower East Side from Marty Shore, TCC co-President and long time member. From 1883 to 1924, waves of Irish, Italian, Eastern European, Hispanic and Asian immigrants landed at Castle Garden and Ellis Island. The majority settled in the Lower East Side.
At one time the majority of the Eastern European Jews in New York City called the Lower East Side their home. Of the several hundred shuls (synagogues) that were in existence during that time, less than two dozen remain active today.
Join our own Marty Shore on a nostalgic walking tour of this neighborhood. View the tenements on whose fire escapes people once slept on hot summer nights and stored their food in the winter’s cold. Walk the streets where pushcarts once stood. Packed within a 1.5 mile radius, you will see the past and present Lower East Side – among the many places to visit are the Jewish Daily Forward building, the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue, and the Henry Street Settlement.
A fun tour option is to eat your way through the Jewish Lower East Side! Tour and nosh at the same time.
Since 1996, Marty Shore has developed an insider’s view of the City he knows and loves. As your tour guide he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of this ethnically diverse City. Neighborhood by neighborhood, landmark by landmark, Marty’s ManhattanWalks tours are packed with intriguing facts as well as tips for finding hidden treasures on your own.
For more information, call Marty Shore at 917-657-7881