Tenement Talks

I started my internship at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum this week.  On my first day, I had the opportunity to go on a couple tours of the historic 97 Orchard Street tenement building to learn more about the Museum and the history of immigration to the Lower East Side.  I will be mainly focusing on producing podcasts of the Museum’s Tenement Talks lecture series.  Last night’s Tenement talk was a conversation moderated by Robert Sullivan (author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants) with Eric Sanderson (author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City) and Douglas Hunter (author of Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New World).  I hope to have the audio recording online soon.  Stay tuned, the audio will be available here.