The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a museum and National Historic Site in Manhattan honoring our nation’s immigrants. A historic tenement apartment building located at 97 Orchard Street, the museum was home to almost 7,000 working class immigrants to America between 1863 and 1935. Its apartments abandoned and boarded up after 1935, the building was a time capsule of late-19th to early 20th century life when it was rediscovered in 1988. Today the Tenement Museum offers guided tours of 97 Orchard Street and the Lower East Side, interpreting the lives and experiences of hard-working families newly arrived in New York City and the USA.
- Stand in the glow of one of the most fantastically illuminated squares in the world
- Times Square is not actually a square – Broadway crosses 7th Avenue diagonally, so the famed intersection is shaped like an elongated hourglass
- Broadway was closed to traffic from 42nd to 47th Streets starting in 2009 turning much of Times Square into a car-free plaza – plans for the square will make this popular plaza permanent, adding pedestrian-friendly pavement and seating
For more information, visit the official website at http://www.timessquarenyc.org/index.html.