Squatters near 38th Street between First and Second Avenues, 1858.
Drawing of squatters near 38th Street between First and Second Avenues, 1858. New York Times articles of the period reported that by 1864 an estimated 20,000 people lived in semi-rural shantytowns. These villages, complete with livestock, persisted through the 1880's.
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East River (N.Y.)
Cities and towns -- Growth
Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
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