Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What Should We Research Next?

You may have read our "How to Research a Building Series" over the last two months. We've looked at several spaces in the neighborhood, including a building on Houston that once housed Tesla's laboratory.

Now we want to hear from you. Any buildings about which you're curious? Any spaces you'd like to know the history of?

Please leave Liana a message in the comments, and she'll follow your leads.

And speaking of building research, a big thanks to everyone who came out for last night's Tenement Talk with Dave Freeland. Over 100 of you squeezed into our tiny visitors center to hear about the cultural history of the first Horne & Hardart automat in Times Square (the building still stands, it's now an NYC gift shop) and the Atlantic Beer Garden on the Bowery (the shell of which still stands, although we learned from a Tenement Talks regular that the owner has recently applied for a demolition permit).

Dave's research directly relates to what we do here -- uncovering the history of every-day spaces and their importance to every-day people -- and I would unequivocally recommend his book to you. If you would like to buy the book, it's for sale in our online shop. You'd be supporting a really great writer and researcher and, of course, the Tenement Museum.

- Posted by Kate Stober

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to know more about the Children's Aid Society's 14th Ward School on Mott Street btw Prince and Houston.


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