The original plaque of bronze on granite was dedicated in 1959 to the Italian American explorer Peter Caesar Alberti. It has since been stolen.The city of Venice is proud to join the Italian historical society of America in participating in the commemoration of New York State's "Year of history" by contributing this bronze plaque honoring the name of the first Italian immigrant Peter Caesar Alberti native of Venice, who, in the year 1635 settled in what is today known as New York City, in the wall street area, and later in the Fort Greene area of Brooklyn. Placed today, June 2, 1959 by the Italian historical society of American
Replaced by a granite marker on plinth. Peter Caesar Alberti first Italian settler landed in N.Y. on June 2, 1635 through the efforts of John N. Lacorte founder of the Italian Historical Society of America June 2, has been proclaimed "Alberti Day"