The profane (Jewish) mother of the Fulton Fish Market

I read very little of yesterday’s NYTimes – too depressing — but I am glad I didn’t give into the impulse to skip it all together. On the inside back page of the National section was a memorable article by Dan Barry about the recent “Death of a Fulton Fish Market Fixture.”

The caption under the photograph told me that “known as Annie, she was a fixture for decades of the Fulton Fish Market. Few knew her real name, Gloria Wasserman, or of her past.” This was clearly the kind of story that we at the Jewish Women’s Archive live for — a story about one of the people this blog is named for, “Jewesses with attitude.”


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