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Aguilar Branch, New York Public Library – done

Aguilar Branch, New York Public Library – done

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The Aguilar Branch Library is one of the oldest branch libraries in New York, founded in 1886 and named for Grace Aguilar, a Sephardic Jewish author. In 1905, when it became part of The New York Public Library system, Aguilar Library served large Jewish and Italian immigrant populations. After World War II, an influx of Puerto Rican and other Spanish-speaking...

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church

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One of the earliest Italian churches in the city, this parish was established in 1884. The school and church were erected soon after by the people of Italian Harlem, which by the 1920s was the country’s largest “Little Italy.” The building’s proliferation of stone and marble is a distinguishing Italian feature, but the parish’s annual...

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