Tag: American immigration before 1890

  • Castle Garden, the Gateway to Ellis Island

    Castle Garden, the Gateway to Ellis Island


    America’s welcome mat at Ellis Island in New York was for refugees — from hunger, political unrest, or poverty. While before 1890 the states controlled immigration, in 1890 the federal government took control through the Departments of Commerce, Labor, and (in 1940) Justice. Ellis Island wasn’t the only federal immigration center, but it was the…

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Past Article

Hy Mariampolski


Yorkville, known today as the “Upper East Side” of New York City stretches from the East River to Third Avenue. From time-to-time every American neighborhood experiences growing-pains. History changes everything – even the way the “old-neighborhood” is remembered.

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