103 Orchard Street

‘Under One Roof’ with the Immigrant Families of the Tenement Museum

Last modified October 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

With the topic of immigration dominating the national conversation, we were extremely interested in the press preview of a new exhibit at the Tenement Museum “Under One Roof” is a permanent exhibit immersing visitors in the real-life stories of modern era immigrant, refugee and migrant families from different parts of the world. Based on oral […]

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Tenement Museum Officially Kicks off Expansion Project with Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:11 am

After two months of interior gutting and a flashy new website to boot, the Tenement Museum “officially” broke ground on its newest exhibition at 103 Orchard Street. The announcement happened yesterday with much fanfare – a morning press conference including all the requisite local politicians and press in tow. As previously reported – here and […]

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Tenement Museum Prepares for Contemporary Immigrant Exhibit, yet Remains Opposed to LES Historic District

Posted August 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

The Tenement Museum is high on recent coverage of its forthcoming exhibit. One that speaks to a more contemporary history of the block. Starting next summer, the upper floors of 103 Orchard Street (aka 81 Delancey) will offer a glimpse of more modern life at this corner of the Lower East Side (i.e. “Your Story, […]

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It’s a Shonda that the Tenement Museum Refuses to Back the Proposed Lower East Side Historic District [Op-Ed]

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

The following opinion piece about the proposed Lower East Side Historic District was written by Joyce Mendelsohn and Mitchell Grubler from the Friends of the Lower East Side preservation group. Although the campaign for a Lower East Side historic district has its roots in efforts led by the Tenement Museum, the current administration of the […]

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Tenement Museum Begins its 10K Square-Foot Expansion into 103 Orchard Street

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

Since last week, a team of workers has been constructing a mess of scaffolding around 103 Orchard Street. This property, of course, is owned by the Tenement Museum, and houses the Sadie Samuelson Levy Visitors Center on the ground level. But now the Lower East Side institution is expanding its footprint. This is not a […]

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Kim Sillen’s Artistic Homage to Immigrant Lower East Side Now Complete on Orchard Street

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Okay, so that blue paint on the extended sidewalk outside the Tenement Museum was actually the base coat of an art project. Looks familiar, right? Taking a page from Division Street, the Lower East Side BID has again commissioned local artist Kim Sillen for the second coming of “Asphalt Art.” This time around, Sillen’s location-specific […]

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Recap: Gary Shteyngart Discusses ‘Little Failure’ at Tenement Talks

Posted April 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

Amidst a whirlwind book tour for Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart made a pit stop on the Lower East Side, a neighborhood he called home for a decade. The Tenement Museum wooed the critically acclaimed author to speak about his new memoir during last night’s “Tenement Talks” series. He was joined in conversation by moderator-writer Suketu […]

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Gary Shteyngart to Speak at the Tenement Museum This Month

Posted March 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

Gary Shteyngart, whose growing trove of stellar books includes Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, is set to take part in the Tenement Museum’s latest installment of Tenement Talks. On Monday, March 31 at the Museum’s Visitor Center (103 Orchard St.), Shteyngart will be chatting about his latest work, Little Failure, a memoir which depicts […]

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Recap: Streetscape ‘Visioning Workshop’ for the Future of Orchard Street

Posted February 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Do you love or hate neckdowns, bike corrals and bollards? (Also, do you know what they are?) Last night the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local design firm Pilot Projects, presented a “visioning workshop” for the future of Orchard Street. Welcoming ideas from both residents and business owners, the event, […]

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Tenement Museum Reveals Details About Its Newest Exhibit About Post-WWII LES Life

Posted January 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum announced its newest permanent exhibit yesterday. It’ll focus on life in the neighborhood after World War II, exploring stories of Chinese immigrants, Jewish Holocaust survivors, and Puerto Rican migrants. These historical accounts are place-based, tied to the tenement building at 103 Orchard Street. The exhibit itself will be located […]

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