It's an old cliche, but in light of recent hysterical xenophobia over a certain downtown cultural center, it bears repeating: EVERYONE IN NEW YORK IS AN IMMIGRANT. And you know what else has always been true? Every generation of immigrants has been really dickish to the subsequent generation of immigrants, casting them as vile and dangerous interlopers... Please enjoy this little slideshow of all the dangerous immigrants who've come to New York and made it the great city it is.
The Evolution of the NYC Outsider
A brief history of nativist stereotypes. (All illustrations by Mike Force.)