Let us look at Ellis Island, and its historical context in relevance to New York City. Let us examine its evolution and its impact to not only New York, but towards the entire country of USA. What is Ellis Island? Based on National Park Service and the U.S Department of the Interior, Ellis Island was America’s largest and most active immigration station from 1892 to 1924. Over twelve million immigrants were processed through this base.
Claes (pronounced “Clause”) Maartenszen van Rosenvelt started off as the furthest known ancestor of the Roosevelt family, immigrated to New Amsterdam, between 1638 and 1649, purchased a Farm of around 24 morgens (48 acres) in midtown Manhattan, in the very place where the Empire State Building now dominates the Manhattan skyline. Claes’ son Nicholas happened to not only be the first to use the spelling of Roosevelt, but
The center of Flatbush was at the intersection of what are now Flatbush and Church avenues, where you can still find an old Dutch Reformed Church. Erasmus Hall, the oldest high school in New York City can also be found at this intersection. Flatbush played a key role in the American Revolution. The Dutch were prominent in the slave trade, and Kings County at the time had the highest concentration of slaves
By the 1890′s, wool stores, power stations and mills created employment for thousands of local residents and continued to do so until the 1960′s, particularly during World War II. As early as 1900, Pyrmont was the Australian centre for distribution of flour, milk, sugar and wool, and was providing Sydney with all its power for lights and trams (Pyrmont village, 2010). Pyrmont became the largest working industrial centre in Sydney. As well as its thriving wool industry, Pyrmont was the home of Sydney’s best sandstone, creating a lucrative business in quarrying. Some of Sydney’s most reputable and well-known buildings were built using Pyrmont’s yellow block sandstone.
Did you know that Broadway is one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles? Previously known as Fort Street, its name was changed to Broadway in 1890. Broadway is also a major transportation route in central Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Stretching for six blocks from 3rd St to 9th St, the historic Broadway Theatre District is part of the National Register of Historic places and includes 12 historic movie theatres, built between 1910 and 1931. Read on to find out more about accommodations near the 600N Broadway Los Angeles Ca 90012, starting at a affordable rate of 99 USD per
In 1845, some young fellows in Manhattan composed themselves into the Knickerbockers BaseBall Club and recorded the tenets of the diversion which they were playing. History of Baseball appears to be dependably to have lived more in myth that ever. Youngsters in England and the United States had been playing variations of the diversion for quite a long time, for example, one o ' feline, rounders, and base. Not until 1901 was the National League compelled to acknowledge the American League, the main other surviving real association. The surprising undefeatable season of the national visiting Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869 prepared for baseball 's all out professionalization in the 1876 development of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs.
It has to be difficult for someone to leave the only place they have ever known, and move to an entirely different continent, but yet it has to be truly brave too. Many immigrants left their homes, and traveled thousands of miles to The United States of America, in search of not only a new life, but a better way of life. In New York City, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, on 97 Orchard Street, stands a monumental building. The Tenement Museum is a historical site, which reflects the time span of 1863 -1935, during some of the peak years of European immigration to America. The Tenement Museum doors have been open to the public since 1988. and thirteen years later, it was even awarded the "Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence."
The Harlem Renaissance was a development period that took place in Harlem, New York. The Renaissance lasted from 1910 to about the mid-1930s, this period is considered a golden age in African American culture. This Renaissance brought about masterful pieces of music, literature, art, and stage performance. The Harlem Renaissance brought about many prominent black writers such as Richard Wright. Richard Wright is a highly acclaimed writer, who stressed the importance of reading, writing, and words.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a commanding figure in the cultural life of nineteenth-century America. Born in Portland, Maine in 1807, he became a national literary figure by the 1850s, and a world-famous personality by the time of his death in 1882. He was a traveler, a linguist, and a romantic who identified with the great traditions of European literature and thought. There are many similarities and differences about Ti and Henry. There are many differences between Ti and Longfellow
Chasing the American Dream The short novel Winter Dreams, helped launch F. Scott Fitzgerald’s career as one of American literature’s well-known novelist and is now transformed into The Great Gatsby.Which first became public to the open, when it was published in the Metropolitan Magazine as one chapter per week. In the two stories Winter Dreams and The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both demonstrate a high demanded society of wealth and social class. Both main characters from each story, known as Dexter and Gatsby are reaching to fit in the high class society to achieve the American Dream. Also known as old money in New York for Gatsby and Minnesota for Dexter. As both characters try to fit in this society to impress the woman
The New York Historical Society, The National Academy Museum, and The Brooklyn Historical Society paved the way for future art and cultural organizations and museums to flourish within the five boroughs. Founded in 1804, The New York Historical Society set out to explore the layered political, cultural, and social history of New York City. Located
Station North, a current cultural hub for Baltimore, consists of small neighborhoods such as Charles Village, Bolton Hill, Mount Vernon and some financially deprived areas. It is much better known for its artistry and budding home for young talent than it’s heavy industrial past. In the late 1800s, it was a booming industrial area thriving with factories and business such as the North Avenue Market, Parkway Theatre and the Morgan Millwork Company. The basis of Station North began in the 1840s with the expansion of the city from the Inner Harbor via new roads began. As new methods of transportation began to run throughout the city, the area known as East North Ave began to develop into a thriving suburb.