Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Something to Smile About”

It’s late September – school is back in full swing, the nights are getting cooler, and the need for fresh baked cookies is getting stronger. The cozy feeling and inciting smell that warm oatmeal cookies produce is certainly not a … Read more…

Soapbox Radicals

Nobody ever accused New Yorkers of being too quiet! In fact, some of the nation’s early radicals found their voices in New York City’s Union Square. In preparation for our next Tenement Talk, Tenement Educator Kathleen Fletcher took on the role … Read more…

Outside the Walls of 97 Orchard

We love our building at 97 Orchard Street; we take great and careful care of the 150 year old structure and we love talking about it even more than that (as you may have noticed from this blog, or if … Read more…

With Roots Like These, It’s No Wonder I Have Wunderlust (Part 5)

The final installment in a series by Victoria Marin, an Educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.  Victoria has been blogging about her discoveries as she explores her surprising and complicated personal history.  Part 5: My Mother’s Father Within … Read more…

The American History of American History

This post was written by Adam Steinberg, the Tenement Museum’s Senior Education Associate for Walking Tours and a graduate student in geography at Rutgers University. The topic of his dissertation is historic preservation on the Lower East Side. When I … Read more…

What Immigration Means to Our Visitors: Video

On Wednesday September 18th, the museum will host its first Tenement Talk of the season, “One Out of Three,” which discusses modern immigration to New York City. In anticipation of the event, we asked some of our visitors to tell us … Read more…

Fashion Week? The LES Has Been Fashionable for Years!

Fashion Week is upon us, which means that New York City is overrun with the beautiful, the fashionable, and the fierce, and has got us thinking about our own (business casual) duds. While a lot of the festivities of Mercedes … Read more…

With Roots like These, No Wonder I Have Wanderlust (Part 4)

The fourth installment in a series by Victoria Marin, an Educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.  Victoria has been blogging about her discoveries as she explores her surprising and complicated personal history.  Part 4: My Father’s Father As … Read more…

Yelling for an Egg: Filipino Food In Brooklyn

 This post was written by Sarah Lohman, and is one of a series that Sarah is writing as an Artist in Residence at BLDG92 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Sarah works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food, … Read more…