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Two views of the (R.C.) Church of the Visitation. T he parish of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary was founded in 1854 under the leadership of  Bishop John Loughlin.  According to the parish's website their first church, built in...

Street address: Richards Street & Visitation Place, Brooklyn, NY

Richard Gambino, a retired professor, grew up in Red Hook in the 1950s.  Interviewed by oral historian Shannon Geis in 2013, he recalls it as a close-knit Italian immigrant commumity.  He talks of the customs and traditons of the waterfront...

The Brooklyn Life , a magazine lagely focused on the  activities of Brooklyn's upper crust, described where and how many Italians were living in Brooklyn in 1903.   ...New York has more Italian residents than the entire population of...

The maritime language is an international language, which helped foster the following art. One day in November 2017, a man came down the pier and saw our sign about volunteering. He introduced himself saying "I’m a captain in Rome." Federico...

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The area between Erie Basin and Columbia Street was home to a makeshift shantytown community known as Tin City, made up largely of unemployed and under-employed maritime workers in the 1920s and 30s. In the winter of 1932, The New York Sun  ...

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