[EPISODE] The Famous Lower East Side
Join me this week as we journey to the Lower East Side.
This week’s guest, Morris Vogel starts off by talking about where he’s from and how he grew up. He also tells us what brought him to New York. James Delancy and his legacy is mentioned. Morris discuss when the lower east side became urban. Next, we discuss the history of the neighborhood and how it became what it is today. Real Estate becomes the next topic of conversation. The conversation goes into what the neighborhood was like when immigrants came over. Segment ends with guest discussing the why the Jewish population settled here in the lower east side of NYC.
Morris opens this segment by talking about the history of the Tenement museum. Congress has recognized the museum as a national historic site. Morris begins to discuss the social organizations which were built by the immigrants. Morris then talks about other immigrants that moved into the lower east side after World War 2. We end the segment by discussing the legislation that opened up the US to immigration.
Neil Kleinberg is our second guest; he is a co-owner of a bakery. Neil talks about what influenced him to cook. He talks about the previous cooking jobs that he had, before he opened his first restaurant. He talks about how he became the executive chef of his first restaurant. He then discusses the different opportunities that he had, which led him to come back to the lower east side. He explains how his wife became his partner in his business and how the restaurant has taken off.
Neil opens up this segment by talking about how the neighborhood has changed throughout the years. The guys start to talk about the different businesses that have popped up in the neighborhood in the past 18years. Neil begins to describe the vibe of the lower east side. He talks about the mix population there and who comes into his restaurant. Neil ends the segment by giving advice to people that want to open up a business on the lower east side.