Santa Claus in the City
Today we explore the birth of Santa Claus in New York City in the early 1800s, the progeny of a prankster writer from downtown (Washington Irving) and a poet and father in Chelsea (C. C. Moore). We hope you enjoy!
The featured photo above is of Santa overseeing dim sum in Brooklyn’s Chinatown. Here’s a photo from Clement Clark Moore Park about their annual recitation (CLICK
NYC Parks page on Clement Clark Moore Park.
Some background on Clement Clark Moore from the Museum of the City of New York.
Washington Irving’s “History of New York”.