Perhaps no one embodies New York like Jerry Seinfeld, and it turns out, the city is in his blood.
The New York Times and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation traced the path of Seinfeld's family through passenger manifests, census records and naturalization papers. The foundation is giving Jerry Seinfeld a family heritage award on May 19.
After arriving by sea, Simon Seinfeld met up with an uncle who lived on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Eventually he became a fish vendor and moved to the Borough Park section of Brooklyn.
Seinfeld's 100-year-old aunt, who arrived on another boat into New York Harbor as a baby, will attend the award ceremony.