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What’s in a Street Name? New York City’s Immigrant History

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By Von Diaz Originally broadcast on PRI’s The World on June 11, 2013. On a recent evening in New York City, artist Maija García gears up for a night of theater. First, she stands on stage and asks the audience a question. “Who knows who New York City’s first immigrant was?” Garcia says. “Juan Rodríguez!” the crowd responds. Juan Rodríguez was the first non-Indian immigrant to settle in Manhattan. Be he wasn’t Dutch or English. […]