Italian Neighborhoods See Mass Exodus From New York

Sep 11, 2020 1175

BY: Raymond Guarini

Pre-pandemic: a recently common term in our uncommon world which refers to things as they were in our global society before March 11th, 2020 when the Novel Coronavirus Disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Prior to March of this year, about eight years prior, I began photo-documenting Italian neighborhoods all across America in an effort to create a photo archive of Italian businesses, churches and overall visual character. These neighborhoods began to gradually change as phenomenally as they were created since the migrations began from Italy in the late 1800’s.

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