Monthly Archives: August 2014

Staying Cool in Our Old Age

  The Tenement at 97 Orchard Street may not be the oldest building in New York City (that title belongs to the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum in Brooklyn built in 1652), but it is one of the oldest buildings to be … Read more…

Summer Blaze

It is summer in the city, the 79th warmest summer in 138 years to be exact. Can you believe that there are some among us who think it should have been warmer this summer? It can be easy to romanticize … Read more…

Good Neighbors: Joe Montano of University Community Social Services

This week Emily Gallagher, our Community Outreach Coordinator, invites us in, or rather out, to meet the Lower East Side communities she works with every day: Since 1988, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum has scoured the neighborhood, the country … Read more…

Getting Your Fill on the Lower East Side

I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to get pretty hangry (“hangry” = hungry + angry) if I don’t have something to eat every 4 to 6 hours. And while the Tenement Museum offices keep a well-stocked … Read more…

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

If in 2064 someone were to create a museum to look at the lives of NYC immigrants in 2014, what form would it take? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? More likely it would resemble … Read more…

Fanny and Granny: My Connection to Immigration

You know the feeling you get when someone asks you a question and really wants to hear your response, your unique perspective? At the Tenement Museum, visitors experience this daily. Educators at the Tenement Museum understand that everyone has a … Read more…