Tagged Lower East Side

‘Crossing Delancey,’ now 30 years old, was the ultimate Jewish rom-com

Peter Riegert and Amy Irving starred in "Crossing Delancey." Riegert played a pickle shop owner on the Lower East Side. (Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

The movies, at least in contemporary times, don’t have enough great stories of outwardly Jewish love. That’s one of the many reasons why “Crossing Delancey,” the classic 1988 romantic comedy that arrived in theaters 30 years ago this week, remains a cinematic treat worth revisiting.… Read more »

PASSOVER FEATURE At Streit’s 90-year-old Lower East Side factory, ‘the men’ turn out their last matzah batch

Baked matzah coming out of the oven at the Streit's factory on Manhattan's Lower East Side, date unknown. (Courtesy of Streit's Matzos)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Seated in his Lower East Side office, in front of a large portrait of company patriarch Aron Streit, Alan Adler avoids becoming too nostalgic. “It’s like I tell my family members: none of you own a car from 1935, why do you think a matzah… Read more »