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Shtetl in the Sun
Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980
Brett Sokol - Feb 19, 2019
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Forget the jokes about late '70s South Beach being the Yiddish-speaking section of "God's Waiting Room"; yes, upward of 20,000 elderly Jews made up nearly half of its population in those days--all crammed into an area of barely two square miles like a modern-day shtetl. But these New York transplants and Holocaust survivors all still had plenty of ...
Thomas Hawk
Aug 14, 2020
If you get a chance watch the documentary about photographer Andy Sweet on Netflix, the Last Resort. His book Shetl in the Sun is also highly recommended.     source
Out of Season
The Vanishing Architecture of the Wildwoods
Mark Havens - Aug 09, 2016
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Wildwood, New Jersey: thanks to a combination of economics, geography, and chance, this Jersey Shore vacation spot has, for more than four decades, been home to a wealth of immaculately preserved midcentury motels. These jewels of neon and bright colors remained frozen in time until recently; now, a substantial number have been demolished and many ...
Thomas Hawk
Dec 14, 2019
Picked up a used copy of Mark Haven’s book Out of Season which chronicles the motels of Wildwood, NJ today at Walden Pond Books in #Oakland — a great book on one of the great American treasures.     source