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Haunted History: Spirits of the Tenement Museum

Posted October 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

Haunted history is one of the most intriguing topics I’ve come across. In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, the tradition is to “dress up” or masquerade. Though, in actuality, we are really expected to disguise ourselves, not just wear skimpy costumes. This disguise is meant as protection from the spirits and devils that can only […]

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Tenement Talk: 6 Questions with Rev Jen About Museum Departure

Posted May 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

We broke news before the holiday that the Tenement Museum is embroiled in drama, reportedly axing more than 10 longtime employees in a short timeframe. Rev Jen talks to us about what’s been happening.

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Rev Jen Speaks Out About Tenement Museum Firings

Posted May 24, 2013 at 5:32 am

Within the last few months, the neighborhood institution axed much of its staff. Rev Jen, known around these parts for her unique Troll Museum, was one of the unfortunate.

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Report: Turmoil at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Posted May 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

It appears that over the past year, several highly-dedicated and passionate employees ranging from full time to per diem at this neighborhood institution have been forced to resign, were fired or bullied until they had no option except quitting.

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Recap: Tenement Museum Hosts Etsy Talk With ‘Shop Life’ Tours

Posted March 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

In 2013, amidst chain stores and online shopping, what is the equivalent of a “mom and pop” shop?

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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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First Look: New “Shop Life” Exhibit at Tenement Museum

Posted November 21, 2012 at 11:21 am

This idea of the community social hub, a threatened species these days, is behind the newest long-term tour at the Tenement Museum.

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“Shop Life” Progress at the Tenement Museum

Posted August 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

Six months ago, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum broke ground on their forthcoming “Shop Life” exhibit.

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Red Tenement Museum Benches Gifted to Weeksville Heritage Center

Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

Those few years of letting my derriere rest upon them between tours, squishing up against visitors vying for space on their smooth metal laps; the benches were big and bright and from across Delancey, a beacon to the lost looking for the visitor’s center.

Partners in Preservation: Vote or Die (Extreme, But I’ve Got Your Attention)

Posted May 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

The Lower East Tenement Museum alongside 39 other hopefuls is fiercely competing for the Partners in Preservation (“PIP”) prize of over $200,000 for restoration needs. Voting is 100% free!