Ellis Island Day 2018 is on Monday, January 1, 2018: Tell me what you know about Ellis island back in the day ?

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Tell me what you know about Ellis island back in the day ?

My grandparents both went through Ellis Island in 1907 & 1913. Both had common experience. Nobody spoke their language. They didn't speak english. Immigration personnel were impolite, they were hearded like cattle. But they didn't really mind. They were finally in America. That's what kept them alive during the weeks of passage in the belly of a dirty ship. Their hopes were finally realized. Both successfuly raised and educated 7 children. All of whom learned their sense of ethics and duty from their parents. Ellis Island is now a museum. A must see. I read that about 70% of American families can trace their grand parents or great grandparents to Ellis Island.

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Day or two in New York City?

Day or two in New York City?

Go visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, two landmarks of New York City. To get there by the ferry, you need to purchase round-trip ferry tickets at Castle Clinton National Monument in Lower Manhattan. Ferries from New York operate on a loop, stopping first at Liberty Island and then at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park, New York.

Directions to get the ferry dock:

Go to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, located at 234 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th. To get there by subway, take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, or S to 42nd Street, Times Square, the A, C, or E to 42nd Street, which will empty out at 8th Avenue, or the B, D, F, or V to 42nd Street, which will empty out at 6th Avenue. To get there by bus, take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, M27, or M104 to Times Square. This is standard $2.25 fare. For express buses to Madame Tussauds, which are $5.50, from Staten Island, take the X1, X6, X7, X9, X17J, X22, X30, or X31 to the Staten Island Ferry, and take the 1 train from there to 42nd Street. From Queens, take the X51, QM1, QM2, QM2A, QM3, QM4, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM22, or QM24. From the Bronx, take the BxM2.

Go walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, which is, if I'm correct, which I might not be, is the oldest structure in the city. If not the oldest structure, the oldest bridge. To get there, and walk across it, take the 4, 5, or 6 to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop. Another option would be to take the J, M, or Z to Chambers Street.

Go for a ride on the Circle Line. There are numerous different cruises – one is the Full Island Cruise, which takes you around Manhattan on a three-hour cruise. The Semi-Circle Cruise sets sail on a two-hour cruise down the Hudson offering a stunning panoramic of the famed New York skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty. The Liberty Cruise turns 75-minutes into a quick and inspirational way to see New York’s highlights from the water. There is also a Harbor Lights Evening Cruise, which allows you to view the hotspots of New York City from the water at night. Then, there is The Beast. It’s a boat that travels at forty-five miles per hour down the river to the Statue of Liberty. Both cruises are fun and informational, and are a great way to kill some time if you don’t have anything to do.

Here is the Circle Line schedule:

Circle Line special events:

“New York City Zoos and Aquariums”

"Top 25 New York Boutiques"

“Top 25 New York Shopping Destinations”

“Shopping in New York City”

"Best New York Boutiques" As voted by customers

"The Top 100 Boutiques in New York"

“Best New York City Picks”

“The Best Restaurants in NYC”

“New York City Attractions”

“Things to do in New York City”

Some of my favorite New York City eateries:

Yum Yum Bangkok:

Bamn! Automat:

Junior’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake and Dessert:

ESPN Zone:

Gobo:

Note: Maps of New York City are at every newsstand, and newsstands are all around New York City. Also, for transportation, there are maps in subway cars and on subway trains, and there are also maps in buses. The maps at bus stops are usually just for the bus route.

All the best ♥

Have fun

Day or two in New York City?

Day or two in New York City?

Go visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, two landmarks of New York City. To get there by the ferry, you need to purchase round-trip ferry tickets at Castle Clinton National Monument in Lower Manhattan. Ferries from New York operate on a loop, stopping first at Liberty Island and then at Ellis Island before returning to Battery Park, New York.

Directions to get the ferry dock:

Go visit the Empire State Building, one of the many landmarks of our city. The Empire State Building is located at 350 5th Avenue. To get there by MTA subway, take the 1, 2, or 3 (Seventh Avenue Lines), A, C or E (Eighth Avenue Subway) to 34th Street/Penn Station. Or take the B, D, F, N, Q, R or Path to 34th Street/Avenue of the Americas.

Go to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, located at 234 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th. To get there by subway, take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, or S to 42nd Street, Times Square, the A, C, or E to 42nd Street, which will empty out at 8th Avenue, or the B, D, F, or V to 42nd Street, which will empty out at 6th Avenue. To get there by bus, take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, M27, or M104 to Times Square. This is standard $2.25 fare. For express buses to Madame Tussauds, which are $5.50, from Staten Island, take the X1, X6, X7, X9, X17J, X22, X30, or X31 to the Staten Island Ferry, and take the 1 train from there to 42nd Street. From Queens, take the X51, QM1, QM2, QM2A, QM3, QM4, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM22, or QM24. From the Bronx, take the BxM2.

Go walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, which is, if I'm correct, which I might not be, is the oldest structure in the city. If not the oldest structure, the oldest bridge. To get there, and walk across it, take the 4, 5, or 6 to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop. Another option would be to take the J, M, or Z to Chambers Street.

Go visit Coney Island, the home of the world famous Cyclone roller coaster. The amusement park will be closed, especially in the winter time, but the aquarium is open year-round, and sometimes the pier is open, so you can get some snacks -- they have fantastic corn dogs on the pier. To get there by train, take the D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue, which is the last stop. This takes about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan, and sometimes longer, depending on where you are coming from.

Go for a ride on the Circle Line. There are numerous different cruises – one is the Full Island Cruise, which takes you around Manhattan on a three-hour cruise. The Semi-Circle Cruise sets sail on a two-hour cruise down the Hudson offering a stunning panoramic of the famed New York skyline and a close-up view of Lady Liberty. The Liberty Cruise turns 75-minutes into a quick and inspirational way to see New York’s highlights from the water. There is also a Harbor Lights Evening Cruise, which allows you to view the hotspots of New York City from the water at night. Then, there is The Beast. It’s a boat that travels at forty-five miles per hour down the river to the Statue of Liberty. Both cruises are fun and informational, and are a great way to kill some time if you don’t have anything to do.

Here is the Circle Line schedule:

Circle Line special events:

Go to visit some museums. There are so many, that listing directions to all of them would be a waste of your time and my time, so instead, I will give you a list where there is a list of all the museums of New York City. You can pick some that sound interesting, and then you can find directions to that place, either from the website, or from Google, simply by typing in "directions to" and insert the museum you would like to go to beside it.

"Museums in New York City"

“New York City Zoos and Aquariums”

"Top 25 New York Boutiques"

“Top 25 New York Shopping Destinations”

“Shopping in New York City”

"Best New York Boutiques" As voted by customers

"The Top 100 Boutiques in New York"

“Best New York City Picks”

“The Best Restaurants in NYC”

“New York City Attractions”

“Things to do in New York City”

Some of my favorite New York City eateries:

Yum Yum Bangkok:

Bamn! Automat:

Junior’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake and Dessert:

ESPN Zone:

Gobo:

Note: Maps of New York City are at every newsstand, and newsstands are all around New York City. Also, for transportation, there are maps in subway cars and on subway trains, and there are also maps in buses. The maps at bus stops are usually just for the bus route.

All the best ♥

Have fun

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