Marianna Randazzo Presents the Italians of Brooklyn. (Arcadia Publishing, Images of America)

Sunday, September 30, at 2 PM. Book Talk and Signing at the Historical Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Sept. 14, 2018 - PRLog -- On Sunday, September 30, at 2 PM,
author, educator, and Garibaldi Meucci Museum Commissioner, Marianna Randazzo will present a book talk and a multimedia presentation referencing her latest book, Italians of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, or "Bruculinu," as many Italians affectionately pronounced it, is where Italian values, culture, and dreams thrived. In an era when over four million Italians found their way to America, the first significant influx came during the 1880s, primarily from rural peasant communities fleeing poverty and overpopulation. Although Italians in South Brooklyn have been traced back as far as the 1820s, most settled in Manhattan. The 1855 New York Census did not list any Italian natives in Brooklyn; however, by 1890, there were 9,563 Italians residing in the borough. By 1900, Brooklyn's Italian population was second only to Manhattan. Although the last notable wave of Italian immigration ended in the 1960s, Italian remains one of the six prevalent foreign languages in New York according to a 2007 census estimate.
This book serves as a time capsule to remind us of the contributions and influences Italian- Americans have contributed to New York City over the last hundred years.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This event is free to all members and the public.
Please call to reserve a seat:       718-442-1608

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Randazzo's other books include Sons of Italy Literary Award Winner: Given Away: The Rest of the Story. (Also available on Amazon and B &N,

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