Monthly Archives: December 2015

Jack Kirby: Superhero Creator of the Lower East Side

  Did you know that Captain America is from the Lower East Side? It’s true. So are Thor, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Avengers, and the X-Men. All of these characters were co-created by Lower East Side native, Jack Kirby, one … Read more…

For Richer or Poorer: A Brief History of Charity & Immigration in NYC

In the sparsely-furnished front room of the Gumpertz apartment at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, in between the windows, sits a small, black Singer sewing machine.  In the wake of the panic of 1873, with jobs hard to come … Read more…