I heard about a fascinating museum in Manhattan and had to check it out. So after I visited Grand Central Station, I ventured to the Lower East Side. This one is entirely different from typical museums that feature creative works displayed in gallery-like settings.
The Tenement Museum converted a real New York City Tenement into living conditions experienced by actual historic residents. Imagine a history museum where history surrounds you instead of artifacts in a gallery space.
I thought the museum was in this building, designated by the red awning. But, it turned out to be the bookstore, and ticketing was located there, along with a theater that ran a short documentary. The original historic tenement was located several buildings down on Orchard Street.
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3 thoughts on “Tenement Museum”
Wow. The gentrification of her lower east side is complete. They’ve turned the life of the former resident into an art installation.
Not quite, but it makes for good story.