Sharing this extraordinary link from the website of the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (built 1809-1815) at 263 Mulberry Street in what is today the NOLITA neighborhood. It recounts with interesting details the history of the Catholic Diocese and Irish immigrant history.
The more famous St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue across from Rockefeller Center was built 60 years later. Who was St. Patrick and what is his significance? Check out this link.