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Tour #7: "Second Hand Rose:" A Journey down the Yiddish Rialto

Second Avenue is rich in cultural history. You’ll stroll down the historic street of the famed “Yiddish Rialto,” and explore the connections between what is now the East Village and the Lower East Side.

You’ll see names of many famous performers of the Yiddish theater on the Second Avenue Deli's “Starwalk.” Visit Community Synagogue, originally St. Marks Lutheran Church, spiritual home of the German congregation that lost 1,000 parishioners in the General Slocum disaster. Meet Herb Latner, a senior officer of Community Synagogue, and hear his charming description of life as a choir boy in a Yiddish theater.

Hear about citizen activism at a selection of charming “hidden” gardens.


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