Monthly Archives: June 2014

June’s Visitors 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…

Crime on the Lower East Side

    People often ask us if 97 Orchard Street was ever the scene of any crimes, and the answer is yes! We know of a few crimes committed here, including an 1894 report of “gambling” (sadly, there is no record of who … Read more…

Business Senselessness

The Lower East Side has a long history of family owned and operated businesses, many of which are passed down from generation to generation as time passes. As with most families, sometimes things aren’t always smooth sailing – siblings fight, … Read more…

The Many Faces of 103 Orchard

Although the opening our new exhibits at 103 Orchard Street is still a few years away, we’ve been hard at work learning as much about the history of the building as we can! In 1888, the wood-frame dwellings at 103, … Read more…

Hearst History and Our History

A Backstage Visit to Hearst Castle By Sarah Litvin, Tenement Museum Educator On my recent vacation to San Francisco, California, I took a day trip down the Pacific Coast to visit a historic house museum: Hearst Castle, the West-Coast home … Read more…

The Decline and Fall of Kleindeutschland

You have to be pretty diligent to see the remains of Kleindeutschland in the Lower East Side today.  Kleindeutschland was once a thriving community, and while most discussions of Manhattan real-estate don’t mention it, the General Slocum Disaster made as dramatic … Read more…

The Lower East Side and Chinatown

After last night’s Tenement Talk with Jack Tchen, co-author of the book Yellow Peril! We’ve been considering contemporary anti-Asian discrimination and its repercussions.  In this week’s blog Tenement senior educator Adam Steinberg brings us some text and context for the … Read more…

Family Foods

Wednesday night, June 11th, writer Laura Silver will come to the Museum to discuss her book Knish, wherein she goes on a round-the-world quest to discover the origins and modern-day manifestations of her ancestral pastry. This got us wondering, what dishes … Read more…