My husband and I really enjoyed this experience. Some people, with amazing foresight, saw to it that one of the original tenement buildings on the east side of New York...one that had survived the years without restoration...was bought and preserved as a museum. As you walk through the various rooms, you meet costumed personnel that enact the lives that the original inhabitants lived when they first emigrated to this country and settled in masses in this area. You are immediately transported back to this time... and you come away with a much clearer sense of what life must have been like for these immigrants. This is an experience that should be seen by all..young and old alike. There are various tours to choose from...check it out online before you go. The area has some great restaurants, we visited one in what used to be the big Essex street market. The famous Katz's restaurant is not far and is another great New York experience. Do go!