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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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