The Lower East Side Tenement Museum tells the stories of immigrant families who resided in the historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935.
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Great museum about the history of how immigrants to NYC lived in our lower east side area.
Founded in 1988 by historian Ruth Abram and social activist Anita Jacobsen, the Tenement Museum explores the uniquely American story of immigration and the rich, diverse landscape it continues to create.
Here you can learn about NYC’s urban immigrant history. Find out the different challenges immigrants had to face and how they overcame them.
Love this gem! See how people lived in NYC over 100 years ago and you may notice that the apt. You are staying shares the same qualities. Hence a tenement apt.
It is a known museum in Lower East Side. You can learn and experience about how people live in late 1800s and early 1900s.
A historic tenement, once home to 7,000 people from over 20 nations (1863-1935). The cramped spaces, lives of past residents & LES history contribute to the representation of the immigrant experience.
They take you through a building built in the 1890's, and tell you the story of what life was like then - like that they didn't have toilets or electricity.
Famous tenement museum, which walks you through the highlights of the Lower East Side!
“Great Museum in the Lower East Side featuring new exhibits year round of world renowned artists. ”
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“Great breakfast/brunch spot. Share the pancakes and order main courses. Ask for their homemade raspberry jam! ”
“100+ year old jewish appetizers. The lox are amazing, the best I've ever had. It's a great experience. ”
“You don't have to fight about where to eat: The Fat Radish is great for the vegetarians but placates the carnivores with a killer bacon cheeseburger and pork chop. Your group will also agree on the gorgeously bright, all-white space, which perfectly complements the delicious food.”