The Village is in my blood

January 23, 2014

This is something I already knew, but seeing actual proof is super exciting! As I have mentioned in earlier posts, my parents began taking my sister and I into Manhattan when we were young. There was some history in the Village as both my parents’ families either lived or worked there, or both.

My dad knew that his father, Arthur, was born on Carmine St., on the small section between Bleecker St. and 6th Ave. And thanks to Ancestry.com, the 1920 and 1930 census records show that my great grandfather and his family did indeed live at 5 Carmine St.

Dario Ceasar Volsario lived in this building with his wife Angelina, daughter Lena, and son Arthur–my grandfather. According to the records, he was born in Genoa, Italy and arriving in the United States in 1912.

What is amazing to me is that almost every time I am in this area, I pass by this street. To think that my family walked on the same streets as me, it makes living here even more meaningful.

Today, 5 Carmine St. is home to Popbar, where you can get gelato or sorbetto on a stick–go figure.

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