An upcoming exhibition at the New York Historical Society in collaboration with the Museo del Barrio will break the news that a Dominican, Juan Rodriquez, was the first immigrant in New York's history. The exhibition, New York (1613-1945) will be open from September 17, 2010 to January 9, 2011. It tells of the influence of hispanics in the Big Apple.
It will tell how hispanics, latinos and Spaniards, and other spanish-speaking immigrants from the caribbean have helped shape the history of the city.
The exhibition can be seen at the El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street).