Tenement Talks

Recap: Calvin Trillin Talk at the Tenement Museum

Posted October 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

Calvin Trillin, making an appearance on the Lower East Side last week, regaled much of New York City with his waggish stories. More after the jump!

Tenement Talks to Resume September 7

Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

Here on the Lower East Side, the swift approach of post-Labor Day September signals the return of the acclaimed Tenement Talks series at the Tenement Museum.

Review: “Bungalows of Rockaway” at Tenement Talks

Last modified June 16, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Bungalows, the low-rise cousins of tenements, were the topic of a screening at the Tenement Museum last Thursday night. Writeup is inside!

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Hard Hat Tour of the New Tenement Museum Visitor’s Center

Last modified March 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

The Tenement Museum is on the precipice of opening its high-profile visitor’s center at 103 Orchard Street. Pics of the space, after the jump!

Bowery Slang

Posted November 19, 2010 at 6:38 am

As David Mulkins demonstrated at this week’s Tenement Talks, the Bowery is singlehandedly responsible for some of the most significant contributions to American culture in the last two hundred years.  Notable examples include Yiddish Theater, Vaudeville, tap dancing, minstrel shows, and punk rock. However, there is one oft-overlooked, yet no less important contribution that still […]


Reminder: David Mulkins at Tenement Talks Tonight

Posted November 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Just a friendly reminder to check out tonight’s Tenement Talks at 108 Orchard Street.  David Mulkins, co-founder and chair of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, will be discussing the significant cultural contributions the Bowery has made throughout the years. Event: Bowery: Past, Present & Future With: David Mulkins, Chair/Co-founder Bowery Alliance of Neighbors Date: Tuesday, November […]

Bowery: Past Present & Future

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

It is with great pleasure that we announce our co-sponsorship of next week’s segment of the popular Tenement Talks series at the Tenement Museum.  On Tuesday, November 16, David Mulkins, co-founder and chair of the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors will host a discussion on the past, present, and future of the Bowery. The presentation will […]

Recap: Ed Koch at Tenement Museum’s Tenement Talks

Posted October 27, 2010 at 6:12 am

Last night, the Tenement Museum bookshop was a zoo.  It was the hot ticket in the neighborhood, as former mayor Ed Koch was in the house for the heralded Tenement Talks series. The event was a sold out affair, and lines queued for the remaining handful of standing-room-only tickets at the door.