East Village Building Blocks

Guided Tour : Jewish Rialto

The first Yiddish theater production in America was staged at Turn Hall on E. 4th Street in 1882, though it was already popular in Europe. With the exodus of Jews to America in the late 19th- and early 20th- c., Yiddish theater flourished on the Bowery amongst saloons, vaudeville acts and music halls. After World War I, Yiddish theaters moved from the growing blight of the Bowery to 2nd Avenue. This tour explores ten sites on what was called the “Jewish Rialto” until the 1940s.
– Joyce Mendelsohn

66-68 East 4th Street

Block 459, Lot 19

ABC Stage City, Abraham Goldfaden, Albian Place, Alexander Berkman, Alla Nazimova, Anson G. Phelps, Biltmore Studios, Boris Thomashefsky, East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, Elisha Peck, Emma Goldman, Ethel Barrymore, Federal, Film Project, Flemish bond, Greek Revival, Henry Miller, Institutional, Jewish Rialto, Kinkel &Klemt, La MaMa, Lyceum Hall, Manhattan Lyceum Hall, Manhattan Plaza, Margaret Anglin, Millennium Film Workshop, Minnie Maddern Fiske, New York Turn Verein, Orlenev Lyceum, Pavel Orlenoff, residential, row house, rowhouse, Stanislavsky Method, theater, Turn Hall, Turn Halle, Yiddish

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