Happy St. Patrick's Day. James had a piece published yesterday on Curbed that explores remnants of Irish history in all five boroughs. Follow this link to read "In Modern-Day New York. Reminders of Irish Roots Abound."
The illustration above shows the Irish 69th regiment leaving from St. Patrick's Old Cathedral at the outbreak of the Civil War. The "Fighting 69th" are memorialized in Calvary Cemetery in Queens -- just one of a dozen places mentioned in the article.
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