Joseph Samuels

Bio

Although my family moved out of Manhattan when I was 12 the City always drew me back like a magnet. My family's roots run deep in New York. Four of my maternal great-great-grandparents left Ireland in the 1840s to escape the potato famine. They not only found a better life in New York, they found life! My paternal grandparents left Poland in the 1890s and settled in Blackstone Massachusetts, upon their death at an early age, my father and some of his siblings moved to Brooklyn. As the oral story teller of my family I recently started to write them down. I have many more to tell, and hope some may appreciate them as I do.

Stories

Yorkville 1960s–A Neighborhood in Transition

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Published on: 06/06/2021