We presume that part of the reason you live, and chose to raise your family in New York City is this town’s history and character. And while we at Red Tri NYC HQ don’t think all change is bad, some of our favorite spots around the city are feeling more and more like endangered species. Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (in stores July 25), has been chronicling the demise of classic NYC spots for years. We asked him to round up some top “Vanishing New York” spots for kids and families. Click through to see some of his picks—and catch them while you can!

Tenement Museum

A few blocks from Economy Candy, the Tenement Museum offers an immersive look into what life was like for America’s immigrants of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Visit the restored homes of German-Jewish and Italian-Catholic families, and start a discussion about immigration, poverty, and the American dream—yesterday and today.

103 Orchard St.
Lower East Side
212-982-8420
Online: tenement.org

photo: via Tenement Museum Facebook page 

 

What old New York spot do you hope never goes away? Tell us in the comments!

— Jeremiah Moss and Mimi O’Connor