Mulberry Street

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

"Tenement Life in New York—Ragpickers' Court, Mulberry Street." Harper's Weekly, 5 April 1879: 265. Courtesy of the University of Virginia Library

“Tenement Life in New York—Ragpickers’ Court, Mulberry Street.” Harper’s Weekly, 5 April 1879: 265. Harpweek. The Courtesy of the University of Virginia Library

This project builds upon a database of Emigrant Savings Bank account holders who lived on Mulberry Street in the 6th and 14th Wards of the City.  By using a variety of primary sources to supplement those quantitative findings, a new profile of the New York Irish is emerging.

Contributors to this Spring 2014 project are Professor Marion R. Casey and Joseph F. Clark and Angela Carothers, students in Glucksman Ireland House’s M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies program at New York University.