New York Nights
by Stephen Graham
New York: George H. Doran Company
Pg. 30: Not far away, but on the other side of the (Pg. 31 - ed.)rushing coursing Avenue is Little Rumania, made famous in part by the custom and pen of Mr. Konrad Bercovici, but much more by the owner Moskowitz, who is one of the most charming Jews I ever met. The most likely place for a proprietor of a restaurant is near the cash register, but Moskowitz is not there. He is almost always behind his dulcimer which he loves like an only child. Little Rumania is not a night club. Again, it is not quite itself till after the dining crowd has filtered out, leaving the habitues behind. Then it changes into a sort of cabaret, and the playing of Moskowitz and the singing of a Jewish chansonist become the attractive features of trhe place. It is most alive after the theatre, and becomes thronged with artistic elements of the East Side.
The WPA Guide to New York City
New York: Random House
New York: Pantheon Books
Pg. 109: Little Rumania, for instance, centering around Allen Street, was one of the most distinct and interesting quarters during the 1890's.