Monthly Archives: October 2013

Historically Haunted

Many visitors ask our educators if the Tenement Museum is haunted. While we can’t attest to any supernatural stories on record at 97 Orchard, the history of lower Manhattan is notoriously filled with tales of mysterious apparitions and disgruntled, woebegone … Read more…

Coffee with Rosaria and Rose

Rosaria Baldizzi has some very special guests coming to her apartment next Wednesday night – Tenement Museum visitors! November 6th is Live at the Tenement, where visitors, playing the role of journalists, will meet and interview costumed interpreters portraying three … Read more…

On This Day: 1904, First Underground Subway

A few months ago, we blogged about the first elevated trains in New York City, but today we’re headed underground. On October 27th, 1904, the IRT or Interborough Rapid Transit Company, opened 9.1-miles of underground subway line, a first in … Read more…

Snapshot Winners!

As always, our recent Snapshot event yielded some amazing photos! Snapshot attendees roamed our re-created spaces to take pictures of 97 Orchard Street’s well-loved rooms and lesser-known corners. Georgina Castanon takes the prize for best Snapshot photo this time around. … Read more…

Miriam’s Top Ten Immigration Book Recommendations

Summer reading time is over, and school is back in full-swing. Thankfully, the Tenement Museum’s Director of Education, Miriam Bader, is taking to the blog to share a list of great reads for teachers. Her list of the 10 Best … Read more…

Adventures With Victoria, Part 2: An Old Lady at 14?

2013 is the 100 year anniversary of 11 year old Victoria Confino’s immigration to New York City. Victoria, or Vickie, as we like to call her, is an integral part of the Tenement Museum, and to honor her memory and … Read more…

A Habitat and a Home

Here in New York City, the dividing line between private and public space is often perilously thin. For better or worse, apartment dwellers vicariously experience the delicious cooking smells, fiery fights and raucous dance parties of their neighbors. These clues … Read more…

Snapshots of Life at 97 Orchard Street

Tomorrow, October 16th, at 6:30 pm, we’ll be hosting Snapshot, a Tenement Talk that invites visitors to take photos inside 97 Orchard Street. Our restored and refurbished apartment building has beautiful architectural and personal details that would look great in … Read more…

Adventures With Victoria, Part 1: What Would Vickie Do?

On what was probably a steamy day in August, 1913, the S.S. Argentina pulled into New York harbor.  Among the hundreds of steerage-class immigrants on board was 11-year-old Victoria Confino.  Victoria and her family were soon settled in a cramped … Read more…

“What’s Your Favorite Building?” Contest Winner

Without futher ado, we’d like to announce the winner of our “What’s Your Favorite Building?” contest, Kristin Busardo Cuomo. Here’s Kristin’s post: “My favorite building in the city: 296 West 11th Street. The view from the third floor, second window … Read more…