My incredible family friends were in town last weekend, so I got to go along with them to one of their favorite spots in the city: The Tenement Museum! This lower east side building housed hundreds of immigrant families in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. In the early 1900’s the families were evicted due to the wooden staircase not passing inspection; the upper levels of the building remained almost untouched until it was discovered decades later. It was amazing to see how the building actually looked back then, compared to most museums where it is just a re-creation of what something looked like. We went on the ‘Sweatshop’ Tour which told the story of two immigrant families working in the garment industry, which was fascinating. If you’re going to NYC, make sure to check this place out!