Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Voyage Out: Revisiting Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

As sharpened pencils and scarves replace popsicles and beach towels, you know it’s time for a book report! This fall I picked up a copy of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn. Tóibín  visited the museum to discuss Brooklyn when it was released, … Read more…

“On Tenement Roofs Illuminated”: The Poetry Project’s Inspiring History

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Manhattan, specifically the Lower East Side, was a haven for creative types. Rent on the Lower East Side was relatively cheap (just consult your most convenient Patti Smith memoir to … Read more…

Tenement Museum President Morris Vogel Honors the Hart-Celler Act

The Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act: 50 Years Later