Frequently Asked Questions
How many people have lived in the historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street? An estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations lived in the tenement between 1863 and 1935.
Historically, how did new immigrants who settled on the Lower East Side support themselves? Many new immigrants turned to cottage industries such as dressmaking. At one time, more than 100 apartments along one block of Orchard Street contained clothing workshops!
How many students does the Lower East Side Tenement Museum currently serve each year? 30,000 students attend the Tenement Museum's curriculum-based programs each year.