This project explores the migrant experience in New York through the city’s culinary scene. By the end of the 19th century, a large percentage of the restaurants in the city were owned by foreign-born residents.
Foreign Born Citizens and Tenement Housing in the 18th and 19th Century
This project focuses on the history of New York tenements and sanitation policy. It highlights the impact of tenement growth on recent immigrants to New York City.
Chinese Restaurant Database
The Chinese Restaurant Database is an original database created from the immigration files of Chinese immigrants. It contains granular data on the formation and operation of Chinese restaurants, in combination with the immigration patterns of people involved. This data helps illuminate the resilience and creativity of immigrant responses to legal adversity.VIEW PROJECT
1917 Immigration Act
Exploring the implementation and legacy of the 1917 Immigration Act, also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act.
A-Story-A: Immigrant Communities in Astoria, Queens
Gaelic Gaming in New York City
Gaelic gaming community in New York City both past and present. Drawing on primary source research of early 20th century newspapers and present day interviews with player, we will compare and contrast the modern experience with the past.