Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Juan Rodriguez Way: City Honors Early Dominican Settler

A stretch of Broadway in Washington Heights will be renamed after Juan Rodriguez, allegedly the first Dominican, first free black, and first Hispanic merchant who settled in what is today New York. Read more at the New York TimesEl Diario and The Uptowner (Dec 2012)
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Jan (Juan) Rodriguez set foot in Manhattan before many others: Archives of the City of Amsterdam (Reproduction by CUNY Dominican Studies Institute)

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