Tenement Museum

Recap: Gary Shteyngart Discusses ‘Little Failure’ at Tenement Talks

Posted April 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

Amidst a whirlwind book tour for Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart made a pit stop on the Lower East Side, a neighborhood he called home for a decade. The Tenement Museum wooed the critically acclaimed author to speak about his new memoir during last night’s “Tenement Talks” series. He was joined in conversation by moderator-writer Suketu […]

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Gary Shteyngart to Speak at the Tenement Museum This Month

Posted March 11, 2014 at 10:03 am

Gary Shteyngart, whose growing trove of stellar books includes Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, is set to take part in the Tenement Museum’s latest installment of Tenement Talks. On Monday, March 31 at the Museum’s Visitor Center (103 Orchard St.), Shteyngart will be chatting about his latest work, Little Failure, a memoir which depicts […]

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Recap: Streetscape ‘Visioning Workshop’ for the Future of Orchard Street

Posted February 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Do you love or hate neckdowns, bike corrals and bollards? (Also, do you know what they are?) Last night the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local design firm Pilot Projects, presented a “visioning workshop” for the future of Orchard Street. Welcoming ideas from both residents and business owners, the event, […]

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Neglected History: Historic Posters at 90 Orchard Street Are Deteriorating [PHOTOS]

Posted January 27, 2014 at 6:11 am

Here’s some forgotten New York at 90 Orchard Street. We walk by it everyday, watching it deteriorate into nothingness. From the author, Kevin Walsh: In addition there are a couple of ads for Hersh’s sacramental wine. Haven’t been able to find out anything about the company, though. You can see old phone number notation (the initial […]

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Earnest Sewn Shutters Its Overpriced Denim Outpost at 90 Orchard Street

Posted January 21, 2014 at 6:06 am

Its temporary closure in November at the hands of The Knick was but a prelude. After a couple months of deep sales (still pricey as fuck), Earnest Sewn terminated its corner shop at 90 Orchard Street last week. The high-end boutique spent almost seven years peddling overpriced denim at this location. Reason for the closure […]

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Tenement Museum Reveals Details About Its Newest Exhibit About Post-WWII LES Life

Posted January 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum announced its newest permanent exhibit yesterday. It’ll focus on life in the neighborhood after World War II, exploring stories of Chinese immigrants, Jewish Holocaust survivors, and Puerto Rican migrants. These historical accounts are place-based, tied to the tenement building at 103 Orchard Street. The exhibit itself will be located […]

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US House of Representatives Approves Amendment to Include 103 Orchard in ‘Tenement Museum Bill’

Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

The federal government is just a few votes away from recognizing the recent expansion of the Tenement Museum. You’ll recall, of course, that the local history hub purchased 103 Orchard Street a couple years ago, and opened a state-of-the-art learning facility and gift shop there in 2011. Last spring, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) introduced an […]

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Cinemax Transforming Orchard and Broome Into Period Set for ‘The Knick’

Posted November 1, 2013 at 6:00 am

For the next week, the junction of Orchard and Broome will relive its turn-of-the-century past. Carpenter crews arrived yesterday morning and are currently busy transforming the preserved “museum block” into a period-specific set for the upcoming Cinemax series entitled The Knick. Table saws are spinning; contractors are installing exterior elements to the Tenement Museum front office […]

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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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DOT Extends Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

Yesterday a crew of contractors coned off the southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets for some infrastructural updates.

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