Santa Claus in the City
We know, we know, this podcast has only begun and already a bonus episode. 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 “MORE” TO SEE PHOTOS):
We will resume our current series on New Amsterdam and Old New York on Wednesday. You can always find out more at citybetween.com. Happy Christmas to all!
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”.