Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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New Leader Chosen at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Stephanie Hill Wilchfort will take over as president of the Crown Heights museum in early 2015.

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Tenement Museum Tour Turns Visitors into Housing Inspectors

Visitors taking the tour can decide if a reconstructed Orchard Street apartment is up to 1901 codes.

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LES History Month Celebrates Neighborhood's Past With Walks and Shows

Community and culture groups will host LES History Month events in May.

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LES Tenement Museum Wins $500K for Exhibit on Post-WWII Immigrants

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum hopes to delve into post-World War II immigrant history.

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Best Lower East Side-Themed Books and Where to Read Them

From comics to culinary books, the Lower East Side's history has sparked many page-turning tales.

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Tenement Museum Asks Visitors to ID Subjects of Historic LES Photos

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum recieved a donation of images from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Boutique Popcorn Store Celebrates the Art of Kernels on Lower East Side

Pop Karma will be selling organic and whole grain popcorn in flavors like margarita and barbecue.

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Tenement Museum Excavation Reveals Hidden Treasure in Fireplaces

Staffers at the Tenement Museum found a doll, nail polish and other items inside boarded-up fireplaces.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Fire Breaks Out on Orchard Street Next to Lower East Side Tenement Museum

A fire broke out at the Congee Village restaurant at 101 Orchard St., next to the LES Tenement Museum.

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Lower East Side to Get an iPhone App

The Lower East Side BID is planning to introduce a new phone app to help visitors navigate the neighborhood.

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum to Open New Visitors' Center

The Tenement Museum plans to open a visitors' center on Orchard Street this summer.

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