Category: NYC neighborhoods

Neighborhood history: Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Written by Isabel Kaufman The ride to meet my friends in Sunset Park is quiet: past the warehouses, past the water, to the orderly residential streets. History is repeating: Sunset Park has long been...

The Rockaways: From Irish Town to 21st century surf spot

Written by Edil Cuepo         “Chewin’ at a rhythm on my bubble gum The sun is out, I want some It’s not hard, not far to reach We can hitch a...

Then and now: The story of Jackson Heights

Written by Manmeet Sahni   Jackson Heights, Queens is an ethnic mélange of several world cultures. The neighborhood’s landmark buildings hint at its rich history. Recently, waves of immigrants have added to the neighborhood’s...

Deutschland in the US, Part II: Coming to New York

Written by Sabrina Axster This is the second installment of our History of German Immigrants series. Read the first installment. Germans contributed to the creation of New Amsterdam in the early 1620s. But immigrants...