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Mapping Immigration

Rutgers Farm Historic View Flyover

In this video see how lower Manhattan changed between 1775 and today. Focused on the area that once was Rutgerā€™s farm, we can see how increasing immigration spurred the rapid growth of the Lower East Side in particular by using over lays of some of the maps from the NYPL collection.

Your Immigrant City

In conjunction with the New York Public Library and the Immigrant City digital exhibition, we ask you to contribute your story! Click on the Google map and follow the directions!