Historical District

The Tenement Museum was Featured in a Louis C.K. SNL Sketch this Weekend [VIDEO]

Posted April 10, 2017 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side featured prominently on Saturday Night Live this weekend, as the Tenement Museum was setting for an immigrant-related sketch. We watch as a class tour visits the museum, where Kate McKinnon and Louis C.K. reenact a (fictional) Polish family that once lived here in 1913. It devolves into a comical session of […]

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Residents Demand ‘Chinatown/Little Italy Historical District’ Street Signs, 6 Years After Designation

Posted September 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

Almost six years ago, the National Register of Historic Places designated Chinatown/Little Italy as an “Historical District.” Unlike landmarked neighborhood zones, which typically receive brown signage and are shielded from out-of-context development, the bestowed honor is largely a paper award without protection. As it stands, though, there are no replacement street signs in Chinatown recognizing the […]

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