Filipinos in New York City

Filipinos in New York City


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After the Spanish-American War in 1898, many Filipinos immigrated to New York City, mostly as students, enrolling at local institutions like Columbia University and New York University. Some arrived via Ellis Island as early as 1915, while Filipino military servicemen and Navy seafarers settled in New York after both World Wars I and II. After the Asian Immigration Act of 1965, many Filipinos came as professionals (e.g., nurses, physicians, and engineers) and formed settlements in various ethnic enclaves throughout the five boroughs of New York. Over the years, Filipinos have contributed significantly to New York arts and culture through Broadway theater, fashion, music, film, comedy, hip-hop, poetry, and dance. Filipino New Yorkers have also been successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, community leaders, and politicians, and some, sadly, were victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531674281
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

With the generous assistance of local Filipino American community members and organizations, particularly the Metropolitan New York chapter of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), Kevin L. Nadal has collected over 200 images that capture a century of Filipino American presence in New York City and its surrounding areas. Dr. Nadal, a New York transplant turned New Yorker, is a FANHS National Trustee and a leading scholar in Filipino American psychology and mental health.

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