Tenement Talks

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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Recap: Kibbitzing with Russ & Daughters at Tenement Talks

Last modified March 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Third generation owner Mark Russ Federman has written a memoir, Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built, which details the history of his family business.

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Recap: Tenement Museum Hosts Etsy Talk With ‘Shop Life’ Tours

Posted March 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

In 2013, amidst chain stores and online shopping, what is the equivalent of a “mom and pop” shop?

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Recap: “Old Jews Telling Jokes” at Tenement Talks

Last modified February 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Relegated to steerage and standing beside the old extolling the merits of Girls, we were more than ready to hear the old Jews tell jokes for a crowded house.

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Tenement Museum Launches Foodie Series “Culinary Conversations”

Last modified September 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm

The Tenement Museum is now aboard the foodie bandwagon with some new programming called “Culinary Conversations.”

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Recap: Discussing Delancey Underground at Tenement Museum

Last modified February 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Perhaps it’s in our genes. New Yorkers have a knack for visualizing spaces that others would ignore, or pass right by.

Recap: Ladies of the Lower East Side

Last modified August 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

Last Thursday night, three quintessential Lower East Side performers proudly spoke about their work, offering no apologies. We got the recap for ya after the jump!

Teresa Carpenter Discusses “New York Diaries” at Tenement Talks

Posted January 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

New York Diaries is presently at the top of our reading list, so it was a great pleasure to attend last night’s Tenement Talks with author.

Recap: Kutshers Tribeca “Appetite City” Event at Tenement Museum

Posted October 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

With the opening line from Annie Hall describing Catskills cuisine in mind, we armed ourselves with a pocketful of antacid and headed over to the Tenement Museum this past Monday night.

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Recap: Tenement Talks with Eliot Spitzer and ProPublica

Posted October 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

Last night, in conjunction with online publication ProPublica, the Tenement Museum held an investigatory discussion about Wall Street and the overall state of the financial sector.