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UM Frankel Center Event: Kibitz & Nosh: NYC’s Vanished Cafeterias

January 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Cost: Free

Kibitz & Nosh: NYC’s Vanished Cafeterias

Marcia Bricker Halperin, Photographer

he streets of New York City were filled with hundreds of cafeterias, self-service eating establishments, during the early to mid-20th Century. Their growth paralleled the rise of the office worker, women’s evolving roles in the work force, immigration, American love of efficiency and novelty, the growth of cities, the impact of Prohibition and the Depression, the labor movement, and American eating habits. Not one cafeteria from that era remains in New York City today. One particular restaurant, Dubrow’s Cafeteria in Brooklyn, was a legendary institution that served as a second home for many of the neighborhood’s elderly residents. Along with another Dubrow’s, a hub of the Garment Center, they provided a restaurant cum social club or “third place” for a generation of Jewish New Yorkers.

New York City-based photographer Marcia Bricker Halperin documented Dubrow’s and other cafeterias in their waning days, drawn to the memorable faces and the liveliness and sorrow of urban life in that vanished world.

There is both an accessible elevator and gender-neutral restroom on the first and second floor. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact judaicstudies@umich.edu or 734-763-9047.

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Date:
January 16
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/69848-17474728.html

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

Other

Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Organization Name
None
Open to the Community
Yes

Venue

Thayer Building

202 S. Thayer Room 2022
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 united States
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