Greenwich Village

New York neighborhood with Galician presence in the 1920s.

The book Greenwich Village 1920-1930. A Comment on American Civilization in the Post-War Years (1935) by Caroline F. Ware records the presence of Galicians in this area of the city when referring to migration from Spain: “The group was a homogeneous one, both in background and status. Practically all its members came from the same part of Spain – the northwest section and especially the province of Coruña. Most were of peasant background, although a quarter of those interviewed had come from the city. As seamen, dock workers, or factory and other manual labor, they occupied in common a low occupational and income status” (p. 228).