Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Meanwhile, back in New York City....

So Sunday the BF did our usual Walking Tour Sunday thing (the weather was finally nice enough to do it again) and we had the distinct pleasure of visiting the New York Tenement Museum down on Orchard Street just at Delancy.

It’s a really great (and grim) representation of how life was for our city’s immigrants in the mid 1800s and through to the early part of the 1900s …although truth to tell I’ve had friends who have lived in apartments about as big as some of the ones they showed us.

In fact, if you could get around the crumbling wallpaper and disheveled ceilings, the apartments wouldn’t be half bad. I mean, other than the lack of personal bathrooms, running water, adequate sanitation. And of course they’d be great for one or two people…. But maybe not so much for a family of 12.

You can find out more about them by going to their site, www.tenement.org

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