Sadie Samuelson Levy Immigrant Heritage Center

Tenement Museum Begins its 10K Square-Foot Expansion into 103 Orchard Street

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

Since last week, a team of workers has been constructing a mess of scaffolding around 103 Orchard Street. This property, of course, is owned by the Tenement Museum, and houses the Sadie Samuelson Levy Visitors Center on the ground level. But now the Lower East Side institution is expanding its footprint. This is not a […]

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The Tenement Museum is Crowdfunding to Help Preserve 97 Orchard Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Apparently the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is in desperate need of care. The institution is deteriorating from the inside out, and requires a boatload of cash to keep the facility in workable shape. So, the museum is currently in crowdfund mode, soliciting funding to help preserve its prized mid-block building at 97 Orchard Street. […]

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Why there Were Ponies on Orchard Street Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted November 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

If you happened upon the southern intersection of Orchard and Delancey Streets yesterday, you may have noticed a pair of ponies hanging out near the Tenement Museum visitors center. These mini horses were not props for a film shoot of The Knick (or other period piece) nor were they the newest NYPD equestrian patrol unit […]

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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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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DOT: Sidewalk Extension Coming to Orchard and Delancey

Posted January 11, 2013 at 6:09 am

The southwest corner of Orchard and Delancey, right outside the Tenement Museum visitors center, is earmarked for a pedestrian-friendly facelift.

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Recap: “Out Harvey Wang’s Window” at Tenement Museum Visitor’s Center

Posted December 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

Inaugurating their new space on Wednesday evening, the Tenement Museum Visitor’s Center hosted the grand opening of “Out Harvey Wang’s Window: Photos of the Lower East Side.”

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“Out Harvey Wang’s Window” Opens at the Tenement Museum Visitors Center

Posted November 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

Could there be a more appropriate opening exhibit for the recently-opened Tenement Museum Visitors Center than “Out Harvey Wang’s Window,” a series of photographs documenting the Lower East Side and Chinatown, from the late 70’s to the mid 90’s?

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Sinking Orchard Street Being Re-Paved This Week

Posted November 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

For the last two years, the road has been gradually sinking deeper and deeper, yet motorists never seem to pay any mind.

Tenement Museum Officially Opens Visitor Center at 103 Orchard Today

Last modified November 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

After a two-month-long delay reportedly attributed to occupancy issues, the doors of the Sadie Samuelson Levy Heritage Center at 103 Orchard Street are finally opening.