Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries by Paul M. Kaplan
Did you know that there is still a “Shtiebel Row” on the Lower East Side of New York City? It is a section of East Broadway that is a vestige of the height of the Jewish presence on the Lower East Side, when there were hundreds of synagogues. In fact, there are still shtiebels with daveners operating on East Broadway.
This information and many more intriguing facts are lovingly delineated in Paul Kaplan’s Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries. The book is a delightful, handy guide that provides the seasoned New Yorker and visitors alike with a wealth of information.