Post Tagged with: "Ellis Island"

Seeking Yiddish Speakers for Ellis Island Project

Seeking Yiddish Speakers for Ellis Island Project

History, Immigration, Jewish January 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

A project of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration seeks to preserve, transcribe and translate more than 8,000 sound recordings related to the immigrant experience, including many in Yiddish, The Forward reports.

The ‘Peopling of America’ at Ellis Island

The ‘Peopling of America’ at Ellis Island

Asian, History, Immigration, New York, Video October 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” visits Ellis Island’s new exhibit and looks at how some of those who passed through the gateway shaped Asian-American history.

Amy Chin looking at the document her family keeps. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

The Unspoken History of a Chinese Family

A trove of documents will be showcased at the New York Historical Society this fall.

In one musical numbers, two immigrants (Suzanne Grodner, Sean Jenness) compete over who was worse off back home. (Photo by Antonia Massa/Voices of NY)

Lady Liberty’s Brush with Deportation

Featured Posts, History, Immigration, Voices' Picks April 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm

“Liberty: A Monumental New Musical” is a reminder of the forgotten history of a revered American icon.

Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty remain closed. (Photo by Sue Waters, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Tourists, Ferries, Parks Feel Pain from Ellis Island Post-Sandy Closure

Business, Economy, Environment, History, Immigration January 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Over two months after Hurricane Sandy, Ellis and Liberty Islands are still closed after damages estimated at $59 million. Extensive flooding and widespread debris have forced the closures, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Debra Scacco (left) and Theresa Loong, two of three recipients of a new artist-in-residence program, on Ellis Island. (Photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer/Downtown Express)

Voices in Focus: Most New Yorkers Detained by ICE Are Deported

Food, Immigration July 25, 2012 at 5:14 pm

In today’s roundup: a new report on immigrant New Yorkers detained and deported; credit unions for taxi drivers; a profile of a beloved Bronx bakery; a visit to the Irish Hunger Memorial; an immigrant-themed art project; and a dispatch from the Bronx about how locals are reacting to President Barack Obama’s new immigration stance.

David Cambray's family: (Top) Ramón Gascón Faro, Antonia Agustina and Sebastián Cambray Pueyo; (seated) María Cambray Pueyo, María Armengol Soler and Agustín Cambray Pueyo; and the children Ramón Gascón Cambray, Joseph and James Cambray Armengol. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

A Spanish Family’s Century-Old American Story

Featured Posts, History, Immigration April 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

From the late 19th century until 1931, tens of thousands of Spanish immigrants arrived at Ellis Island, including a man named Agustín Cambray Puello. El Diario introduces us to his grandson, David Cambray, a Spanish-American who has traced the story of his family on both sides of the Atlantic.