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.
About the Author:
Christine Victoria Charitis, a retired elementary school teacher, began her exploration of Staten Island's Greek heritage while on sabbatical. A first-generation American of Greek and Armenian descent, she has been active in Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Church since she moved to Staten Island in 1971. She is a member of the Ladies Philoptochos Society and has been affiliated with the Staten Island Historical Society.
In English. Softcover. 128 pages. 2006