Bonus ep! – Santa was born in NYC – A City Between Christmas Special

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 Happy Christmas to all!

Further reading:

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”.