Thursday, July 28, 2005
The Post From Hungar(y)-Pt1
The information from the big apple site (barrypopik.com) mentioned the clustering of the Hungarian population near Houston and Clinton at the turn of the last century. I wanted to verify this and I remembered a really good mapsite showing the distribution of the different ethnic groups in New York during the immigration boom. "Bookmarks," you say-tough to sort when you have hundreds of them spread out all over. Also, if you don't take the time to retitle them they're practically worthless. But I did turn up some interesting documents. Above is a combined image of an ethnic map (not the good one I was looking for) and some data on the amount of Hungarian immigrants sorted by Ward. The data shows a large amount (about 7,0000 in the Eleventh Ward. That ward was just about centered by the Houston and Clinton intersection.