Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Italians of New York: a Statue, a Story

Jan 29, 2024 703

BY: Giovanni Mancini

A new episode of “Nuova York: Hidden in Plain Sight” tells the story of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian patriot whose statue by Giuseppe Turini stands in Washington Square Park, a few steps away from New York University.

Stefano Albertini from NYU explains how Garibaldi played a fundamental role in the reunification of Italy, how he also fought in Latin America and how he lived in New York in the 1850’s with Antonio Meucci, the inventor of the telephone. Their house was on Staten Island.

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