Created By: Temple Beth El
While not strictly a ‘hidden’ gem, the Tenement Museum is still a fascinating insight into JewishNew Yorker lifestyles. The action takes place on the Lower East Side (you’re beginning to see a theme here, right?), or 97 Orchard Street, to be precise, which was home to a mind-boggling 7000 working class immigrants. Visitors can go on a guided tour around the building and around the neighbourhood, recreating 19th-20th century immigrant life. There are also a range of other activities, known as ‘Tenement Talks’: free readings, discussions, performances, and screenings about New York’s history, population, and culture.
Check out the Tenement Museum website at: http://tenement.org/
Links to historical images below.
This point of interest is part of the tour: 5th Grade Lower East Side Tour