Tenement

Revisiting the Iconic (and Photogenic) Tenement Fire Escapes

Posted October 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

Ah, the iconic New York City fire escape. Sitting out on your “escape” really is just that. The breeze. The city below your feet. The views. The sounds. The smell (to each their own). Fire escapes have always been crucial to New Yorkers for a variety of reasons, least of which, surprisingly, was escaping fire. […]

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The Gingerbread Tenement

Last modified December 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

Educators at the Tenement Museum constructed a traditional treat just in time for the holiday season. One with ties to the German spice cookie lebkuchen. Yup, a spicy new gingerbread tenement building. According to the museum blog, bricks were baked, drawn, and scored from the sticky batch of dough. The cornice itself was fashioned from […]

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The Transformer Apartment [Video]

Posted May 13, 2011 at 11:19 am

There’s hope for shoebox-apartment dwellers around the city.

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Weekend Edition: September 19

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: Vivnsect]

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Progress Report: 103 Orchard Street Renovations

Posted August 19, 2010 at 6:12 am

The southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey Street is a beautiful mess.  Partitions are exposed, wires and splintered planks dangle from the ceiling, and elements of the old are poking through. This is the current state of 103 Orchard Street, now amidst a high-profile conversion into the new visitors center for the Tenement Museum. Once […]

History Hunt – Week 6 Answered

Posted August 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

And we have a winner for week 7 of our History Hunt contest, sponsored by the Tenement Museum.  Paul Singh, come on down! You’ve won a ticket to a free museum tour.  The correct answer is the Bowery Mission located at 227 Bowery.

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From the Tenement Museum Photo Archive, Part 2

Last modified June 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm

As mentioned yesterday, we are featuring photographs from the forthcoming Tenement Museum photo archive all this week.  The big project reveal will be on Wednesday, so stay tuned. Today’s selection truly tugs at the heart-strings.

From the Tenement Museum Photo Archive Preview, Part 1

Last modified June 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

On Wednesday, the Tenement Museum will officially launch its new online photo database.  The resource is years in the making, and features hundreds of pictures, some dating back to turn of the century.  The folks behind the project were kind enough to give Bowery Boogie an exclusive preview.  So, to celebrate its imminent release, we […]

Prime Restaurant Space at 264 Bowery

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

264 Bowery is a four-story tenement building sandwiched between two active restaurant supply companies – Globe Slicers to the north and Hawaii Restaurant Equipment to the south.  The narrow ground-level storefront has been dormant for years, but was once the home of Sosinna’s Cafe, an Ethiopian-Latin-Caribbean fusion joint, which originally opened back in mid-2001.

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Grand Street History Uncovered in Wake of Fire

Last modified May 20, 2010 at 5:09 pm

It’s been more than five weeks since a fire on Grand Street killed one tenant, left scores of families homeless, and gutted the century-old tenement buildings at 283, 287, and 289 Grand.  Many of us who work nearby have been watching the fire’s aftermath play out on a daily basis, constantly reminded of our neighbors’ […]

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