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Alan Singer: Home of the Irish Immigrant Girls in Lower Manhattan

During the Ellis Island era, millions of immigrants arrived in the United States. Our Lady of the Rosary and the accompanying Watson House provided greetings and safe haven for more than 100,000 young Irish girls who came to NY.
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Lady Liberty reopens July 4, but Ellis Island, damaged by Sandy, remains dark

News : The Newsroom (2 years ago)

For more than 100 years, Ellis Island has been an important symbol of the nation’s immigration system, a place where more than 12 million people passed through between 1892 and 1924 seeking a better life in America. And since 1990, ... Read Post

On Ellis Island, Examining Those Who Arrived Before and After

United States / New York : City Room (3 years ago)

When a museum opens in 2013, an exhibition will trace the story of the 200 million American immigrants who came by other routes. Read Post

No One Cares About Ellis Island

United States / New York : Gothamist (5 years ago)

Ellis Island circa 1920 (via Save Ellis Island's site) With huge state and city deficits and empty wallets all around, Ellis Island—the entry point for more than 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954—is about the last thing on... Read Post

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