A Day in New York 1882 follows future lawyer Georg Schmidt. He is one of around 400,000 German emigrants in New York – living in what would later be known as the Lower East Side.
Kathryn Lloyd, our Senior Director of Programs and Interpretation, highlights the history behind the Lower East Side’s start as Little Germany and its eventual boom into not only the most densely populated cities in the US, but worldwide.
What would it have been like if you were a German living there in 1882?
View Terra X’s documentary below. We hope you enjoy!