I love the podcast, The Bowery Boys, (history of New York City and it’s boroughs). Their Episode #246, focuses on the Tenement Museum, located on the lower east side. During a recent trip to Brooklyn to visit my nephew and his wife, I made a point of this visiting this fascinating time capsule. The original building at 97 Orchard St. is currently undergoing preservation, but access to the temporary historic apartments at 103 Orchard St. is well worth the trip. The small group tours provide a time capsule into the lives of tenement residents, as the guides shared poignant stories of the many families who resided in these buildings from the 1860’s to 1980’s. There’s also a very fun and eclectic museum shop where you check in for the tours.