Data Sets Organized by New York Residence

New York's Irish immigrants did not spread out haphazardly across New York, and many of the neighborhoods that they settled in had distinctive characteristics. The First Ward and Five Points, for example, had especially large numbers of residents from County Kerry, while the Seventeenth Ward had sizable numbers of Dubliners, and the Twentieth Ward was a favorite location for immigrants from northern Ireland. Many neighborhoods also had unique employment patterns. A lot of the depositors from the Fourth Ward along the East River waterfront, for example, were sailors and boardinghouse keepers, while Five Points attracted day laborers and tailors. Use the map of New York's streets and wards in 1855 to find these neighborhoods and the streets within them on which these immigrants lived.