Under the influence of the Russian Jew in business, New York City has grown more in the last twenty-five years than the preceding century or more, declared Joseph P. Day, real estate operator, before the monthly meeting of the New York Board of Trade and Transportation.
Beginning with the Indians, Mr. Day named seven major “tribal invasions” which affected the growth of the city. Following the Indians came the Dutch, and the city boundary on the north was advanced to Wall street, he said. After the Anglo-Saxon invasion,” he said, the city advanced to the present position of Chamber street, and then extended to Forty-second street with the “invasion” of the Germans.
Subsequent eras Mr. Day described as the Irish, the Italian and the Russian-Jewish invasions.