Ever since the Dutch settled in the early 1600s, immigrants have been shaping New York. Each successive immigrant group brought their own unique cultural values and traditions that helped to shape the Alphabet City area and New York City as a whole. This section will focus on the History of the immigrants, and their Lasting Cultural Influences.
Photograph. Library of Congress. The Lower East Side; A Portrait in Time. New York: Crowell-Collier, 1971. 54. Print.