Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Moveable Feast: A Tale of a Transporting Cookie

Mandel Bread or mandelbrot is an eastern European Jewish culinary tradition. It is not the only answer to the dreary January days or the dreary February days which are still to come– but it certainly helps. It’s a biscotti-like cookie, … Read more…

Saluting a Queen of New York: Bess Myerson

Crowned Miss America in 1945, Bess Myerson  first gained fame as a  national beauty queen, but in many ways her lasting reign was that of a New Yorker. Through her many careers; in music, television and politics Myerson was both … Read more…

Movies of The Lower East Side: Crossing Delancey (1988)

Movies of The Lower East Side… Crossing Delancey (1988) One of the movies that visitors to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum frequently cite is 1988’s Crossing Delancey.  It probably helps that the museum is located on Orchard Street right … Read more…

Emma Goldman: The Firebrand Still Glowing in 2015

Unlikely, though it may seem, one of the figures to have the most lasting impact on American labor rights is a Lithuanian born, Russian educated, anarchist named Emma Goldman. A towering and unique figure in the early activism for workers’ … Read more…

Tails and Scales: The Fate of the Fulton Fish Market Hangs in the Balance

Long gone are the days  when New York City was a just a market town. At one time, our proud metropolis was just a small seaport with six municipal markets. New Yorkers who hear the word “market” today are more … Read more…

Remembering Governor Mario Cuomo & The Tenement Museum

Last week when former Governor Mario Cuomo passed away at the age of 82, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum lost a friend. The Tenement Museum was created in 1988 when Mr. Cuomo was still governing the State. He didn’t … Read more…