Saturday, January 26, 2013

New book: "Lower East Side: Then & Now"

We are proud to announce the release of a new book by Lower East Side History Project's Eric Ferrara and David Bellel, entitled Lower East Side: Then & Now, published by Arcadia Publishing.

Using side-by-side images, Ferrara and Bellel compare drastic changes over the last century to select local storefronts and street scapes by presenting dozens of rare and previously unpublished photographs, along with an historical summary of each photo based on original research.

Lower East Side: Then & Now also features "now" images by local photographer Shirley Dluginski and an insightful foreword by historian Joyce Mendelsohn, author of The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Villager covers "Lower East Side: Oral Histories" book launch

A new book, Lower East Side Oral Histories, is a compilation of interviews by Nina Howes and edited by Lower East Side History Project's Eric Ferrara.

On November 30, 2012, several people involved in the book gathered for a launch party at Duo Multicultural Arts Center. We thank The Villager for covering the event! Read the article.

Above, from left, Nina Howes with interviewees James Galuppo, Nilda Rivera, Jan Lee, Joe Preston, Rebecca Lepkoff, Frankie Alexander and Markian Surmach, son of the late Myron Surmach, who was interviewed for the book.
Copyright Tequila Minsky/The Villager