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The 1916 Knish War of the Lower East Side

By On November 14, 2017

Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Rival restauranteurs battle over knishes! The 1910s were a bustling time for the Lower East Side shtetl-metropolis, where roughly 2 million Ashkenazi Jews were crammed more… Read More

Trotsky's Yogurt is Alive and Well in NYC, And You Can Eat It

Trotsky’s Yogurt is Alive and Well in NYC, And You Can Eat It

By On November 24, 2015

For three months in early 1917, the famous Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky was living in exile in The Bronx, writing for the local socialist rag Novy Mir and, of course, eating yogurt.… Read More


The Shondes: The Coney Island of Rock Bands?

By On December 27, 2012

Coney Island — home of legendary knishes, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, and that historic roller coaster — is rich with Jewish spirit. A similar thing could be said of the Brooklyn band The Shondes, who so… Read More


The Knish Lady

By On December 5, 2012

In 1935, a Brooklynite named Fannie Stahl decided to take her Brighton Beach boardwalk knish operation and make it legit. She opened the now-legendary Mrs. Stahl’s Knishes in Brighton Beach. The knishery was… Read More

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