JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Question on Transport from Ellis Island to New York's Lower East Side #general

David Laskin

My ancestors arrived on Ellis Island on June 1, 1909 and moved to a tenement house on
Madison Street (NOT Madison Avenue) on the Lower East Side, near Henry and Allen
streets. I'm wondering how they were likely to have gotten >from Ellis Island to
their apartment building. Presumably, a ferry took them >from Ellis Island to what is
now Battery Park -- but then what? Did they travel by cab (horse drawn or
automobile?); trolley? The latter seems unlikely given how much stuff they must have
been schlepping with them. Thanks for any help.
David Laskin, Seattle, WA

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