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Book - STATEN ISLAND’S GREEK COMMUNITY - 491 names & 209 photographs - New York

The Book “STATEN ISLAND’S GREEK COMMUNITY – Images of America Series”, authored by Christine Victoria Charitis, was published in 2005 by Arcadia Publishing.   Below you will find a description of the book, the Table of Contents, and a list of 491 names included in the book. ---------- DESCRIPTION: In the early part of the 20th century, Staten Island experienced an influx of Greek immigrants drawn to America by the promise of abundant opportunities. They settled in the farms of New Springville and Bulls Head and in the busy life of Port Richmond. Staten Island’s Greek Community highlights traditional aspects of Greek culture and exults in the Americanization, accomplishments, and contributions of this group. The historic images in this book capture familiar scenes such as Greek farms and roadside stands overflowing with succulent vegetables, truck farmers venturing into Manhattan to bring their produce to the Washington Market, and the Candy Kitchen in Port Richmond.