Diaspora Communities – U.S.A. – NEW YORK

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The Athens Hotel of Old New York by Steve Frangos, published in The National Herald, April 4, 2020

Growing Up In Astoria: Recollections of a Greek-American Youth by Peter Nicolelis, published in The National Herald, January 9, 2021

Poulianos/Poulos Family: First Greeks in Setauket, Long Island, New York

1939 Interview – Mr. Kantaizes – How It Was – Greek Fur Local, New York

Early Anti-Greek Attacks in New York

Another Article – Greek Athletes in New York City: Time of the Titans

Early Greek Immigrant Steve Lamonetin: Tales of Wrestling

Early 1900s – A Brief Survey of Greek Amateur Athletics in New York City

Captain Costentenus: The Tattooed Greek of New York City

Kehila Kedosha Janina – New York’s Greek Jewish Community

1921 Article – Greek-American Society Elects George Antonakas Is Chosen President of Business Men’s Club at Annual Dinner – Poughkeepsie, New York

1904 – A Notable Year for Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral, New York City

“Dies Before Altar in Row with Priest; Near-Riot Follows” article – New York Times, October 3, 1921

“Greeks Must Go Back” article – New York Times, October 2, 1921

“Seek Women Friends of Murdered Greek” article – New York Times, September 5, 1921

“Fight for Estate of Greek Florist” article – New York Times, January 4, 1915

“Girls Kiss Greek Soldiers” article, New York Times, March 12, 1914

“Rush to the War by Special Train…Greek Volunteers” article, New York Times, October 29, 1912

“Fugitive Greek Run Down” article, New York Times, August 7, 1911

“Greek Met Greek, Found It Costly” article – New York Times, July 15, 1910

“The Greek Easter Day” article – New York Times, April 26, 1897

“Stabbed with an Umbrella – Greek Peanut Vendor Attacked While Protecting His Stock” article, New York Times, September 29, 1909

“Greek Accuses Police” Article about Assault and Extortion – New York Times, September 11, 1900

“Greek Bandit Acclimated” article – New York Times, December 28, 1898

“Alleged Greek Thugs’ Nest” article – New York Times, February 6, 1898

“Row at a Greek Meeting” article, New York Times, April 22, 1897

“Flower Boys at Home – Their Uncarpeted, Unfurnished, and Cheerless Rooms” article – New York Times, April 15, 1896

“Greek Flower Peddlers’ Troubles” article – New York Times, May 18, 1894

“GREECE’S INDEPENDENCE DAY” article – New York Times, April 6, 1893


Book Launch in Astoria for the Village of Agios Georgios Sikousis, Chios, Greece

Staten Island’s Greek Community – Images of America Series, authored by Christine Victoria Charitis, published in 2005 by Arcadia Publishing (includes 491 names & 209 photographs)

Greeks in Queens – Images of America Series, authored by Christina Rozeas, forward by Constantine E. Theodosiou, published in 2012 by Arcadia Publishing (includes 38 names and 190 photographs)

The Greek Community of New York City – Early Years to 1910 by Michael Contopoulos, published posthumously by Aristide D. Caratzas in 1992 (includes 343 Greek names)


The Greek Museum – The Center for Greek American Heritage

The New York Public Library Digital Collections



5,500+ born in Greece or Turkey in 1905 New York, State Census – Ancestry.com

105,310 born in Greece – New York Census Records 1850-1940 – FamilySearch.org FREE

23,214 Born in Greece – New York, State Census, 1925 – Ancestry.com

14,687 Born in Greece – New York, State Census, 1915 – Ancestry.com

103 born in Greece – New York, State Census, 1892 – FamilySearch.org FREE


3,538 born in Greece – New York, New York, U.S., Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948 – Ancestry.com

15 GREEKS in Menands, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011 – Ancestry.com


1,016 born in Greece – New York, New York, Index to Marriage Licenses, 1908-1910, 1938-1940 – Ancestry.com


28 born in Greece & Turkey – New York, U.S., Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 – Ancestry.com

31 born in Greece – New York, Spanish-American War Military and Naval Service Records, 1898-1902 – Ancestry.com

2,600+ Born in Greece – New York Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919 – Ancestry.com

13 GREEKS listed in New York, World War I Veterans’ Service Data, 1913 – 1919 – Ancestry.com

Passenger Lists

8,849 born in Greece & Turkey – New York, Index to Passenger Lists 1897-1902 – FamilySearch.org FREE


152 born in Greece – New York, Auburn Prison Records, 1816-1942 – Ancestry.com

42 born in Greece – New York, Great Meadow Correctional Facility Records, 1911-1933 – Ancestry.com

162 born in Greece — New York, Sing Sing Prison Admission Registers, 1865-1939 – Ancestry.com

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