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Rivington Park

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42 Rivington St New York NY 10002 USA

When Margarita Larios lived at 42 Rivington St., local Mexican families would gather at Rivington Park on the weekends to play ball, eat, and relax. At that time, Mexican communities were a rarity in New York City. While the Mexican population in New York is still only a small percentage of the Mexican population of United States as a whole, Mexicans have begun to immigrate to the city in larger numbers than ever before. In 2000, Mexicans were the fifth largest group of immigrants in the city. This new wave of Mexicans has its most stated presence in Sunset Park, East Harlem, Corona, Elmhurst and Astoria.

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