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    Tammany Hall, at one time it was the heart of the Democratic political in the city, playing a major role in controlling New York City politics and helping immigrants (most notably the Irish)

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    Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, said to have been built with the pennies of poor Irish immigrants

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    The Five Points was the original American melting pot, consisting mostly of newly emancipated African Americans and the Irish

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    Old Saint Patrick's Cathedral, construction began in 1809 and by 1844 Archbishop John Hughes had to call upon the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s to guard it against anti-Catholic bigots who threatened to burn it down

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    Ground Zero, many who died there were leaders in their chosen professions: success stories of the Irish diaspora

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    Castle Garden, from 1855 to 1890, was America’s first official immigration center

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    The American Irish Historical Society, was set up to place permanently on record the story of the Irish in America from the earliest settlement to the present day, justly, impartially, fully, and sympathetically

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    Ellis Island, the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States. Its importance to the story of the United States is inestimable

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    Irish Hunger Memorial, a monument to those who perished during An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger)

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    McSorely’s Old Ale House, the legendary Irish bar first opened its doors in 1854 and women were not allowed in until 1970

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