Monthly Archives: April 2014

Family Life Support

The novel Family Life by Akhil Sharma, which will be the focus of our Tenement Talk May 7th at 6:30, the Mishras, a family from India, lives in Queens and is well on their way to the American Dream; or, … Read more…

April’s Visitor of the Month

Our visitors are what make the Tenement Museum the thriving and growing place that it is today. Since we appreciate our visitors very much, every month, we’ll give a shout out to a special visitor (or visitors) to the Tenement … Read more…

Today’s Other Half

Monday April 28th, the Museum’s Tenement Talk series will host a conversation about poverty past and present, and ways this country has responded to it (information here). New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante will moderate a panel with journalists Sasha Abramsky … Read more…

Ridley’s… Believe It or Not!

The Tenement Museum offers four different walking tours, where our visitors will take a stroll around the neighborhood with an experienced educator, and will explore the buildings and stories of the Lower East Side that residents of 97 Orchard Street … Read more…

Getting “Hooked” – 19th Century Human Smuggling on the Mexican Border

Next week’s Tenement Talk discusses After They Closed the Gates, an exploration of Jewish illegal immigration to the United States from 1921 to 1965. Many of the Jewish migrants who illegally entered the country during that time used human smugglers to aid … Read more…

More Harm Than Good

Spring is finally upon us! Soon New York will be blessed with warm evenings and blooming flowers, and the delightful side effects of itchy bug bites and raging allergies… These days we can just pop into the drugstore for various … Read more…

Kick Up Your Heels!

Many of my favorite nights out on the town have occurred on the Lower East Side; from getting happy hour drinks with colleagues at the Magician to dancing the night away at Home Sweet Home. Here at the Tenement Museum, … Read more…

Emma Goldman’s Legacy: An Interview with Activist Cynthia Cooper

“Hers was the sensibility not of the intellectual but of the artist; and she performed like an artist, dramatizing for others what they could hardly articulate for themselves.”  (Historian Vivian Gornick on Emma Goldman) Today, Emma Goldman is most recognized … Read more…

History at Home

A few months ago, quite out of the blue, my friend Nathalie emailed me with a rather strange request. She lived on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in a building that had some features that would be rather … Read more…

One Powerful Handshake

Over the past 100 years, anarchist, writer, orator, and women’s rights activist Emma Goldman has influenced many people, inspiring them to stand up for their rights and beliefs. The influence that Goldman had on Private First Class William Buwalda was a … Read more…