The South Village: Birthplace of an American Immigrant Community
A panel discussion
First developing as a district of rowhouses for middle-class New Yorkers in the early 19th century, the South Village later became an archetypal New York immigrant neighborhood, embracing a vibrant Italian-American community. Moderated by Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman, a discussion by panelists Mary Elizabeth Brown (Assistant Professor in the Social Science Division, Marymount College of Manhattan), Andrew Dolkart (Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University), and Jerry Krase (Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College), will examine the development of the South Village as an immigrant neighborhood and how the area’s rich history is still visible in its streetscape.
- Tuesday, June 17, 2008
- 6:30 pm
Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Demo Hall
25 Carmine Street (enter on Bleecker)