HW Pick: New York Yiddish Theater: From Bowery To Broadway

From the late 19th to the mid- 20th century, a thriving Yiddish theater culture blossomed on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and in Harlem (from Milton Berle to George and Ira Gershwin), Continue Reading →

Isidor Straus And Wife, The Harlemites Who Died On The Titanic 1912

Isidor Straus, February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912, was a German-born American Jewish businessman, politician and co-owner of Macy’s department store with his brother Nathan.

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio Continue Reading →

NYC Enters Litigation Against Board Of Elections To Make Voting Easier For Limited English Proficient New Yorkers

The City responded today to the New York City Board of Elections’ attempt to bar interpreters from being inside buildings where poll sites are located during Tuesday’s Special Election.