Back on Wednesday night (when it was unseasonably balmy only a few hours before the snow), my wife's alma mater held an alumni function at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum at 103 Orchard Street.
While I'd been in the ground floor book store of same on the corner of Delancey many times (well worth your time), this was shamefully my first time in the actual museum itself -- and I was entirely blown away.
If you are at all as intrigued by NYC's intricate, disarming and incalculably rich history as I am, it is ENTIRELY worth visiting, especially in this confounding and divisive era. This institution's mission is important and immeasurably informative to the American experience -- something that seems entirely lost on our current administration. Go, check it out, enrich your knowledge and *CELEBRATE* the complex diversity that literally forged this city and this nation. Sermon over.