Manhattan’s Rhinelander Sugar House was used to store sugar and molasses in the 18th century. Some 80 percent of Cuba’s annual sugar product passed through New York between 1825 and 1898. When you think of immigration and New York City, it’s usually an East-West story: Thousands of Europeans cross the Atlantic and pass through Ellis Island to finally land in New York.
But what about the South-North story? The first Hispanic immigrant arrived in New York City in the 1600s and today, almost 400 years later, Hispanics have become the largest minority in the U.S.
- “Nueva York” turns lens south to NY Hispanic roots (reuters.com)
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- New-York Historical Society Announces $5 Million Donation from Joseph and Diana DiMenna to Create an Interactive Children’s History Museum (eon.businesswire.com)