The three of you are walking to the train to get to your next destination on your 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City – Lower Manhattan .
When you all get off the train , you’re walking towards Orchard Street and notice a museum that isn’t on any of your lists , but maybe it should be given that your relatives came from Eastern Europe .
It’s the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum and it tells the story of immigrants that settled on the Lower East side
of Manhattan .
One of the buildings , 97 Orchard Street , once had 7,000 people from 20 different countries living there from 1863 until 1935 .
The three of you didn’t take the tour or go inside of 97 Orchard Street .
But seeing this building from the outside , the three of you wonder just what the conditions were like for all these people who came to this country to find a better life , only to live like this .