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Lady Liberty Celebrates 125 Years

October 14, 2011, 11:35 am
The Statue of Liberty will be celebrating her 125th birthday on October 28, 2011, and with events to commemorate the milestone planned throughout the coming year, folks across the country are invited to join in on the festivities. Along with events on and around Liberty Island in New York ...

Traveling Exhibit at Ellis Island Brings Story of Alcatraz to NYC

October 6, 2011, 1:29 pm
Can’t make it to San Francisco to visit Alcatraz Island? For a limited time, New Yorkers need only hop a ferry—instead of a flight—to experience “The Rock” firsthand. A traveling exhibit titled “Alcatraz: Life on The Rock,” has arrived at Ellis Island and will run until January 12, 2012. Showcasing ...

Ellis Island Immigrant Oral Histories Available Online

September 15, 2010, 7:07 am
Ancestry.com has added a collection of more than 1,700 recorded oral histories from immigrants who arrived in the United States through Ellis Island. This is the first time this collection of poignant recordings has been available online. Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants between 1892 and 1954. ...

National Parks Deal of the Day: Half off NY Harbor Cruise

August 26, 2010, 6:36 am
Get a tour of New York Harbor with NPS rangers, for half off, thanks to Goldstar events. Here's a description: New York Harbor has been the entryway to America for many throughout the history of the country. Explorers, immigrants, merchants and sailors have been making their way to this harbor ...

A Dash Through Manhattans's National Parks

August 19, 2010, 7:14 am
Thank you, Eric Lurio at the Huffington Post, for this great feature on Manhattan's National Parks! The OhRanger.com team loves getting out to explore, and we hope this article will inspire other New Yorkers (and tourists!) to do the same: Well, fellow Manhattanites, August about halfway over, and being broke ...

Top 10 Indoor Activities at our National Parks

March 17, 2010, 7:22 am
While the majority of activities at our public lands are meant to be enjoyed in the great outdoors, there are also fun and educational opportunities to be had under a roof. The next time you feel like getting out of the sun and/or the rain for a few hours, ...

Sunken Ellis Island Ferry Emerges

December 11, 2009, 11:14 am
The Gothamist has posted a great gallery of images of a sunken ferry, which was recently pulled up from its watery grave in front of the Ellis Island Ferry Building. Check out the photos ...

Huddled Masses Will Get a New Departure Point

October 6, 2009, 10:57 am
The National Park Service has reset its sights on a new hub for tourists headed from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.For several years, crowds have clogged the waterfront promenade in Battery Park while they wait to clear security and board ferries to the monuments in ...

National Park Service to Honor Three Assembly Democratic Lawmakers

March 4, 2009, 7:19 am
Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, Nelson T. Albano and Matthew W. Milam will be honored by the National Park Service during a March 13 ceremony on Ellis Island.The three lawmakers sponsored a law (A-210/S-1493) giving the United States Park Police more authority at check points and bridges leading to the ...

Museums Aim to Stir Debate on Modern Immigration

August 25, 2008, 9:31 am
As the ferry from Manhattan sidles up to the dock at Ellis Island, the imposing arches and grand towers of the main building make it almost impossible for visitors not to feel like they are among the huddled masses who passed through here a century ago on their way ...