Cherry Street

What was it like to live in a New York Irish neighborhood in the middle of the nineteenth century?

At the time, Cherry Street was part of New York City’s heavily Irish Fourth Ward.  It was colloquially known as the “Cork Ward” since many of the neighborhood’s residents had emigrated from Co. Cork.

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated July 1, 1865;

38 Cherry Street, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated July 1, 1865;


Contributors to this Spring 2016 project are Professor Marion R. Casey, Don Ginty and Tricia Padian, students in Glucksman Ireland House’s M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies program at New York University, and Anna Bokun, a BA candidate in History at New York University.