Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reading E.L. Doctorow in the Old Neighborhood

  “I was facing the wall of my study in my house in New Rochelle and so I started to write about the wall. That’s the kind of day we sometimes have, as writers. Then I wrote about the house … Read more…

Noah’s Arc: Diversity aboard New England’s Whaling Ships

Everyone has their great white whale, that distant dream that forever eludes capture. For me, this whale was actually a whale, okay a whale tale, Moby Dick, the mother of all whale metaphors.


A year and a half ago – before I started working at The Tenement Museum – I spent a day as a poor working-class woman in the Lower East Side in the year 1900. I was a background actor – … Read more…

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act!