Tag Archives: 103 Orchard

Stitching the Seams Between Past & Present: A Conversation with a Modern NYC Garment Shop

It’s impossible to talk about New York City’s Chinatown and the Lower East Side in the middle of the 20th century without talking about the garment industry. So when the Tenement Museum knew we would be telling the story of Chinese immigration in … Read more…

Look For the Union Label: Chinese Immigration in America

For the other parts of this series highlighting the new ethnic groups featured in Under One Roof, you can read Becoming “Nuyorican” and Of Memory and Survival: The Jewish American Identity May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month, marking the considerable contributions made … Read more…

Of Memory and Survival: The Jewish American Identity

For the other parts of this series highlighting the new ethnic groups featured in “Under One Roof,” you can read Becoming “Nuyorican” and Look For the Union Label: Chinese Immigration in America In Bella Epstein’s home, her whole family – what was … Read more…

Becoming “Nuyorican”

For the other parts of this series highlighting the new ethnic groups featured in “Under One Roof,” you can read Of Memory and Survival: The Jewish American Identity and Look For the Union Label: Chinese Immigration in America When I think about … Read more…

Take a Picture, It’ll Last Longer

The little girls are adorable, standing on the sidewalk, smiling big, the chrome trim of last year’s model passing by. The mother is looking past the camera, leaning on the vintage television set, talking on the phone, hair done, dressed … Read more…

History in Technicolor: the Continuing Story of American Immigration

The Tenement Museum is not an old dog. In the grand scheme of New York City cultural institutions, we’re a fairly young museum, despite our old buildings. And yet, we’re still learning some new tricks. With our new exhibition opening … Read more…

The Tenement Museum Plays Its Hits 2016 Edition

It’s been a busy year at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and 2017 is shaping up to be even busier! As you get ready to start traveling for the holidays – or as you prepare for incoming guests, check … Read more…

Indiana Jones and the CubeSmart of Bushwick

  It’s a cold, gray afternoon in early November when we headed to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s storage unit located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. There are many streets in New York one could point to and … Read more…

The Photos of Wijnanda Deroo: The Ruins of Orchard Street

If you’ve taken a tour at the Tenement Museum, you’ve heard them described that way: the ruins. Before entering one of the recreated apartments at 97 Orchard Street, educators take visitors into a room showing how the building looked when … Read more…

Q & A With Annie Polland

Annie Polland, PhD, is the Vice President of Programs and Education at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and has dedicated countless hours bringing to the public a modern view of American immigration history. With the development of the new … Read more…