Monthly Archives: April 2016

Tenement Museum Program Highlights for May

Every month, the Tenement Museum offers terrific programming to the general public. But rarely has there been a month so jam packed with so many terrific events that we decided to devote a whole blog to highlighting them. This May … Read more…

Remembering the Streit’s Matzo Factory

The spring of 2015 marked the end of an era on the Lower East Side. With much fanfare, the Streit’s Matzo Factory – a staple of the neighborhood since 1916 – permanently closed its doors. The company decided to move its … Read more…

Refugee Blues: Hannah Arendt

Saw a poodle in a jacket fastened with a pin, Saw a door opened and a cat let in: But they weren’t German Jews, my dear, but they weren’t German Jews. –From “Refugee Blues” by W.H. Auden Immigration to the … Read more…

What Lies Beneath: A History of Collect Pond

Apocalyptic movies (and a few more scholarly sources) suggest that New York’s future may be under water. But there is more poetic justice in this end than you might think, considering New York’s past was also submarine. Before there were … Read more…

Remembering… STICKBALL!

This week, millions of sports fans will come together once again to participate in America’s favorite pastime, as the 2016 Major League Baseball season gets underway. Expectations are particularly high for both New York teams.  With the acquisition of the … Read more…