Erscheinungsdatum: 01.01.1995, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Hasidic Williamsburg, Titelzusatz: A Contemporary American Hasidic Community, Autor: Kranzler, George, Verlag: Jason Aronson, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: RELIGION // Judaism // General, Rubrik: Judentum, Seiten: 350, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag, Gewicht: 705 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
This tour first goes to Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. At this borough’s Gantry State Park, we see restored "gantries" and learn about their critical role in the city's commerce in the first part of the 20th century. The view across the East River provides an unforgettable photo opportunity.In Brooklyn, we encounter New York’s ethnic mosaic—Williamsburg—where a centuries-old culture lives on within the orthodox Jewish community. In Greenpoint, another great Brooklyn neighborhood, we’ll discover a vibrant Polish community that honors its roots with native cuisine and language. We’ll also visit the Lower East Side of Manhattan, an area generations of immigrants have called home. As we complete this tour, we pass directly in front of the United Nations, aplace to reflect on the unique urban mosaic that makes the Big Apple a fascinating place to explore!
New York City of Contrasts!Often we are visited by tourists who are visiting New York for the first time, but have heard a lot about this amazing city of the Big Apple. Seen in films, in advertisements, in news on television, heard from friends who have already been here or read in books.The New York Contrasts tour is for those who really want to know what life is like in New York City. In it, we will visit the different counties that make New York a unique city. We will go to the Bronx and pass through Yankee Stadium and Fort Apache.In Queens we'll see the Flushing Meadows Corona Park where the US Open and the New York Mets stadiums are. We will also see the Latin Quarter and Little India.In Brooklyn we'll see the Orthodox Jewish Quarter in Williamsburg. In contrast, we'll then visit a diffewrent famous neighborhood in Brooklyn known for its growing artistic community - Bushwick. We'll stop to take pictures of the incredible graffiti murals.This tour is really amazing!
The Devil of Williamsburg is a fast-paced true crime story about one of the most shocking and important child sex abuse cases in recent memory, which unfolded mere blocks from the hipster capital of the world, but eras away, in ultra-Orthodox Jewish Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, an insular community of Satmar Hasidim shirk the Internet, the president and the rules of secular America, even hiding crimes within the community from police and the courts. The narrative centers on two women - the traditional heroine, a young and beautiful newlywed, who challenged her community's rules and her abuser's many supporters to throw him behind bars, and the abuser's wife, who continues to stand beside her husband and profess his innocence. Convicted sex abuser Nechemya Weberman's 103-year sentence was a record for a Hasidic man in a Brooklyn court and a victory for Brooklyn's longtime district attorney, who had been accused of cowtowing to religious leaders. The story also provides a rare glimpse into the cloistered Satmar Hasidic community, which claims to be the world's largest ultra-Orthodox group with 150,000 followers worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019321/bk_adbl_019321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Emily Lime and her equally palindromic dog Otto live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (zip code 11211), in a warm community of friends and fellow artists. Her life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Marcus, a dog walker and fellow Scrabble nut whose father is Emily's shady ex-husband, who wants the lovable Emily dead. A mystery unravels, a valuable lost cache of paintings is found, and Emily's life changes in ways she could not have anticipated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020442/bk_adbl_020442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In part two of our tour of Colonial Williamsburg, we step back in time once again to get a closer look at the picturesque town and the fascinating residents who lived and worked here. On this tour we leave the elegant mansions behind and visit with the merchants, the tradesmen, and the artisans who created the everyday fabric of this historic community. We're starting at one of the earliest churches in Virginia, Bruton Parish Church. Along the way we'll see the first public mental institution established in the country, we'll stop by one of Virginia's early arsenals, and we'll pass properties once owned by Martha Washington's relatives. Fittingly, we finish at the first building in America to be called the Capitol - the place that saw the beginnings of American independence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maureen Reigh Quinn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mrqu/000021/bk_mrqu_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.