Tag: New York Immigrants

Food and drink in the cross-sections of New York public life

1854-1857   Early 19th-century New York City was the epicenter of the boom of modern commercial society. One of its core features was the geographical division between home and work, which in turn helped spur a nascent food industry, composed of distinct segments, to provide for these modern commuters. Mass politics in the city was also born in this era…

Correlation Between the Amount of Public Infrastructure and Percentage of Immigrants in New York City’s Five Boroughs

(1870-1910) Although the United States of America has, in its short history been the destination for immigrants, those that choose to turn their lives upside down to make the change often live in economically underprivileged communities. Within cities on as large a scale as New York City, this situation is magnified. These underprivileged communities often correlate with underspending in the…

Harper’s Weekly and the Perceived Rise of the New York Elite

1881-1897 New York City in the late 19th century was effectively comprised of just two social classes: the rich and the poor. The distinction between these two classes was so loudly pronounced on the streets of New York City that there was little room for the middle class. Harper’s Weekly, a New York based periodical with nationwide popularity in the…