BRONX

The Bronx, like Brooklyn, was experiencing the effects of the exodus of residents and industry from Manhattan. Parts of the Bronx were already annexed to Manhattan, and apartment buildings sprouted up around the growing transportation lines. Private gardening on estates continued north, and oyster farming was still the main industry of the islands off the Bronx shoreline. Jewish, Italian, German and Irish communities provided pockets of ethnic identity where immigrants could find the foods of home.