lower east side of manhattan

Superheroes: Another thing we wouldn’t have if not for Jewish people
  • Stan Lee: A Romanian Jew, born Stanley Lieber, founder of Marvel Comics
  • Jack Kirby: Born Jacob Kurtzberg to Austrian Jewish immigrants on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He worked with…
  • Joe Simon: Born Hymie Simon


  • Steve Ditko: A first generation American of Slovak descent who studied with…
  • Jerry Robinson: Batman artist and American Jew
  • Jerry Siegel: The co-creator of Superman and an Jew of Lithuanian descent
  • Joe Schuster: The co-creator of Superman and a Jew of Dutch descent
  • Will Eisner: Author of The Spirit and comic publishing giant. You may have heard of a little thing called  the Eisner Awards.

So again…you’re welcome

New York City, Lower East Side. 1930′s.

The future site of Knickerbocker Village. The now defunct Hamilton St. (Lung Block) is on the left and Monroe St. is on the right. The rear of the new St. Joseph’s Church and its twin steeples can be seen on the right. The skyscrapers in the background are (left to right), the Cities Services Building (most recently the AIG building and 70 Pine St.), the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building (40 Wall St. - now a Trump Building), and the Singer building, located at the corner of Broadway and Liberty St., which was sadly demolished in 1968.