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Tenement Museum

Building Appreciation: A Short Interview With Tenement Museum's Brendan Murphy

Danny Groner | Posted 12.14.2016 | New York
Danny Groner

The Tenement Museum offers a series of tours to curious patrons.

What 97 Orchard Street's First Woman Voter Can Teach Us About American Identity

Annie Polland | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Annie Polland

As Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the nomination of a major party in a presidential election, I thought about Sarah Burinescu, an immig...

Your Story, Our Stories: A New Program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland | Posted 03.25.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

"Your Story, Our Stories," a new program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, invites New York City students and teachers to explore their own family's origins as part of their immigration units.

Socialist Elected!

Annie Polland | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress.

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

Annie Polland | Posted 10.07.2014 | New York
Annie Polland

What form would it take to reflect 2014? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? Actually, more likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.12.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Everyone knows the tremendous stores at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. But other organizations also have some interesting items. Visit these museum, then take the time to explore unique gifts while you beat the heat.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Tells a Story

Kalia N. Baker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Kalia N. Baker

Whether it was the famine or political and religious persecution that brought these Irish families to America, as described on the tour, they were met with much discrimination -- one of which is reflected in their housing and economic opportunity.

18 Immigrants Made U.S. Citizens In LES Tenement Museum Opening

New York Times | MATT FLEGENHEIMER | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York

Mr. Cohill was among 18 immigrants naturalized Tuesday in a ceremony at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The honorees came from 16 countries, incl...

Visit The Tenement Museum & Explore The LES

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There is always somewhere or something new to discover in New York City. In this museum spotlight we picked one of our favorites The Tenement Museum ...

Of Food and Fashion: Featuring Mina Stone

Jenni Avins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jenni Avins

I ran into fashion designer Mina Stone the other night in the neighborhood, and we were chatting about the NYC Garment District. Mina is known here in...

Culture Builds Character and Connections

Danny Groner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danny Groner

Gladwell discusses the factors that helped some of the most successful people achieve what they have. He posits that nurture matters exceedingly more than nature.