- Class Tensions Arise in the Markets of Hester Street
January 1, 1898 NEW YORK, New York Women, Progressive Reformers, Marketplace
"The true heart of the Lower East Side beat in the street," and Hester Street was no exception. It served as the hub of life in the Lower East Side – teeming with women shopping, children playing and peddlers manning their pushcarts full of food. While the tenements towered high above blocking out the sky, the streets were overrun with peddlers and their pushcarts and their female clientele milling...