Stepping Back in Time at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Ever visit Ellis Island? Well now Americans can take the lesson forward by seeing how their forebears lived in cramped apartments in a tiny corner of Manhattan.

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NEW YORK – We’re crammed into a narrow, dark hallway after climbing a flight of stairs back in time to 1916. It’s the same red-brick tenement house where German, Jewish, Italian and Irish immigrants began...