The Tenement Museum, immigration and my grandmother

I’m not exactly sure why it took me so many years to finally visit the Tenement Museum, but after hearing about it on the Ahoy New York Food Tours I recently went on, I made it a goal to visit as soon as possible. Given I love history and culture through design and architecture, I was drawn to see how Jewish immigrants fresh off the boat from Eastern Europe lived back in the 1800s and early 1900s in the Lower East Side, as portrayed in Jacob … [Read more...]