Stuyvesant Casino: The East Village home for Jewish Gangsters and Dixieland Jazz

The East Village of Manhattan has been home to immigrants, the working class, Beatniks, hippies and artists over the last 300 years. Originally home to the Lenape tribe before the arrival of Europeans, the East Village today is comprised of Alphabet City (the setting for the musical RENT), Ukrainian Village and the Bowery (home to CBGB). In the early to mid-20th century, it would be home to Jewish gangsters and Dixieland jazz at the famed Stuyvesant Casino.

The name Stuyvesant has roots in America dating back to the 17th century, with the arrival of the

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