Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Baldizzi Family – Living Green in the 1930’s

It’s not easy being “green” in New York City today, but for the families of 97 Orchard conservation was second nature. We only need to turn to Josephine Baldizzi’s oral history to gain an understanding of how her family lived … Read more…

A New Take on Urban Agriculture

In 2008, I joined AmeriCorps and was placed in an organization called New York Restoration Project. My three-person crew oversaw a network of community gardens and small parks throughout the Bronx and Northern Queens. Every morning, I’d drive a dump … Read more…

Stories Yun Told Me: Flowers Without Petals

“Stories Yun Told Me” is a series created by Tenement Museum Educators Jason Eisner and Ya Yun Teng exploring themes of language, interpretation, memory, and community through the adventurous eyes of Yun, a fictitious Chinese American immigrant born in the … Read more…

5 Questions with…Marc Burch

The Tenement Museum’s staff members are interesting folks with diverse backgrounds. Our “Five Questions” series introduces readers to a few of these dedicated staffers working behind the scenes. This week we talk to Marc Burch, Manager of Admissions.  What brought … Read more…

The Best of Mothers

When visitors come to the Museum, their first question is often “which tour should I take?” or “what’s the best tour?” The correct response is that they are all interesting (which they are) and that choosing a favorite tour would … Read more…