Mudcat Café message #2220087 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #96272   Message #2220087
Posted By: Dave'sWife
20-Dec-07 - 10:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: General Slocum (wreck of/Disaster)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: General Slocum (wreck of/Disaster)
Thanks JJ - growing up you here references to both Little Germany and Germantown. I just assumed they were the same thing but after reading the article I posted and another more lengthy article about the General Slocum disatser, you can see they were two different communties with one possibly evolving from the other.

There is also an area in Jackson Heights Queens that used to be called Germantown but by the time I was growing up it was limited to just a couple of blocks. if you go there now, there is virtually no trace of it - the area is now almost completely populated by Hong Kong chinese that came over before tha handover in 1997. nearby to them is a an enclaveof Chinese from Fukien.

Oddly enough, the Irish are still holding out in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst but it's mostly elderly folks who moved there from the Bronx in the 1930s. The one Irish business still doing a brisk business is the Irish owned funeral home. The last time I was there for a wake was in 199 but I hear they're still there.