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Weekend Edition: November 21

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: Joel Raskin]

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From the Tenement Museum Photo Archive, Part 3

Last modified March 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Today is the official launch of the Tenement Museum’s photo archives.  Their collection includes over 1,300 images culled from the last century, and is an extremely useful resource. Be sure to poke around the database, and take a little stroll down memory lane.

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 […]

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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The Belgian Blocks of Lower East Side Streets

Last modified May 14, 2010 at 7:43 am

Before asphalt pavement became the norm, most New York City streets were paved with “Belgian block,” rectangular granite slightly larger than brick. The method was allegedly first introduced in the city around 1850.  Some still survive in quiet residential areas and in historic districts, but have mostly disappeared from view.

Tin Pan Alley Sheet Music Artifact at Tenement Museum

Posted April 20, 2010 at 6:39 am

Two years ago, the Tenement Museum’s curatorial staff and team of architects, conservationists, and contractors were busy excavating and stabilizing the fourth and fifth floors of 97 Orchard Street. Even though the Museum opened its first restored apartment in 1992 and purchased the building in 1996, we didn’t have the money to start renovating the upper two floors […]

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Eisner Brothers Building at 75 Essex for Sale

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

There is some unfortunate news to report today.  The Eisner Brothers Building at 75 Essex Street is now on the open market. Allison B. Siegel, an educator at the Tenement Museum, provided an excerpt of the exclusive story, including an interview with owner Shalom Eisner. Shalom Eisner grew up in Williamsburg and in 1977 rented […]

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Antique Signs at 97 Orchard, Part 2

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Thanks again to Derya Golpinar, Collections Manager at the Tenement Museum, for writing this exclusive article for Bowery Boogie!  Here is part two in the series… First, a quick recap before we dive in.  Yesterday, we spoke about our newest exhibit in the works entitled “Minding the Store,” and about a former tenant of 97 […]

Antique Signs at 97 Orchard, Part 1

Posted January 28, 2010 at 6:27 am

Many thanks to Derya Golpinar, Collections Manager at the Tenement Museum, for writing this exclusive article for Bowery Boogie!  Here is part one… Things are busy at the Tenement Museum, where work is underway planning and conducting research on our newest exhibit (tenatively titled “Minding the Store”). For this exhibit, various storefronts, decorated with appropriate […]