Thursday, December 12, 2013

German Traces in NYC

Did you know that it was a German, Peter Minuit, who purchased the island of Manhattan for 60 guilders' worth of trade goods in 1626?  And they kept coming to the big Apfel.   By 1880, there were over 200,000 German immigrants living in New York, most congregating in the area east of the Bowery and north of Division Street—or, what became known as Kleindeutschland.  Explore this site from the Goethe Institute in New York and learn more about the many contributions German immigrants made to New York, New York.  

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