Gallery: Curious Irish Hunger Memorial is a Green-Roofed Monument in Ba...

"The Great Hunger" or "An Gorta Mor" began in 1845 when a blight (agricultural disease) destroyed the country's potato crops, leaving many without any food. With no choice but to leave their homes, about a million Irish left the country and hundreds of thousands of them decided to try their luck in New York. Today, nearly 800,000 residents of NYC can trace their roots back to the Emerald Isle.

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  1. HBerk April 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    The Irish Hunger Memorial is not a green-roofed structure -- its significance has nothing to do with green whatsoever; but your post now has people reposting about this being a green roof. A great thing to cover, but misleading and a ridiculous stretch for a green story.