Tenement Museum Replaces Tourist Information Board on Orchard Street; It’s Quickly Vandalized

Posted on: May 5th, 2015 at 5:13 am by
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The Tenement Museum has been making headlines these last couple weeks. Mainly due to the crowdfunding campaign to help preserve and restore 97 Orchard Street.

And now…

That Tenement Museum tourist information board at the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets just received an upgrade. Last week, the Lower East Side institution swapped the signage with a more eye-grabbing presentation of the history. It had been six years since the last update.

If the past is any indication, the Tenement Museum will continue to battle vandals who tag and slap stickers on the street furniture. Case in point, this Sharpie scrawl which surfaced the other day.

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As for the fundraising campaign, the organization needs monetary assistance to maintain its prized tenement. Yet some neighbors are still scratching their heads about the timing and overall plea for cash. Our last article sure touched a nerve.

An example:

Where were they’re priorities? Why don’t they ask their wealthy hedge fund and real estate developer board members to fund it, instead of enlisting the goodwill of average people who’ll be or are already displaced from that neighborhood? I’m so tired of this NYC story, similar to the debacle at Cooper Union, all about money, real estate and no consideration of real world priorities. Not on my dime. Good luck

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