Immigration and Ellis Island
By Fernando Arellano
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The five-story brick tenement building was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20nations, between 1863 and 1935. The building was constructed by Prussian-born immigrant Lukas Glockner in 1863 and was modified several times to confron with the city's developing housing laws.
Ellis Island: Through America's Gateway
Ellis Island was the principal federal immigration station in the United States from 1892 to 1954. More than 12 million immigrants were processed her. Over time, the immigration station spread over 3 connected islands with numerous structures including a hospital and contagious disease wards. It is estimated that over 40 percent of all citizens can trace their ancestry to those who came through Ellis Island.
Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other or bank. Because it requires little equipment, "street craps" can be played in informal settings