Irish Americans in New York City

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[edit] Irish New York

See also: Irish American

The Irish community is one of New York's major and important ethnic groups, and has been a significant proportion of the City's population since the waves of immigration in the late 1800s.

As a result of the potato famine in Ireland, many Irish families were forced to emigrate from the country. By 1854, between 1.5 and 2 million Irish left their country. In the United States, most Irish became city-dwellers. With little money, many had to settle in the cities that the ships landed in. By 1850, the Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

The Irish are a true rags to riches American success story. Today, Irish-Americans play a significant role in both city and state politics, Wall Street, the Roman Catholic church, the Media, the major sports leagues (Irish Americans own the Knicks, Rangers, Giants, Liberty, MSG, and the WWE) the FDNY and NYPD.

[edit] Irish Neighborhoods of New York City

[edit] Irish Mayors of New York City

[edit] Irish Bishops of the Archdiocese of New York

[edit] Notable Irish People from New York City

[edit] Irish Gangs of New York City

see also: List of historical gang members of New York City

[edit] Entertainment about Irish in New York City

[edit] Notable Movies

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