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Shop Life at The Tenement Museum

For the last twenty years, the Tenement Museum has been telling the stories of the residents of 97 Orchard Street. Now, in a new exhibit, “Shop Life,” it introduces us to four of the retail businesses which inhabited the building’s ground floor.

The Day | Here Comes the Weather

Christmas tree, Second AvenueScott LynchSecond Avenue

Good morning, East Village.

From where we’re sitting, it looks like a quiet Christmas break in the East Village. No turkey shoots on the Bowery — since 1897, in fact.

If you can even face looking at more food and drink, here’s a tenement-shaped ginger cake from the Tenement Museum. Also, it looks like The Third Man on Avenue C is open for cocktails at last, but judging by the work continuing in the space before the holiday, it might be worth calling ahead to check.

And hey, guess what? Here comes the winter weather.