About our Tours

Come visit legendary historic sites where the community faced off with gentrification and corporate power. Peek inside vibrant community gardens and legendary tenement buildings, Tompkins Square Park and the first community-based recycling center.   ALL TOURS START AT THE MUSEUM AT 155 AVENUE C, COST $20 AND ARE LED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO HAVE WITNESSED…

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Our Story Tellers

Our storytellers, who give the museum’s tours and recount the story of activism on the Lower East Side, include Bill Weinberg, the author of Tompkins Square Park: A Legacy of Rebellion and other works; Ben Shepard, an Assistant Professor of Human Service at New York School of Technology/City University of New York, the author/editor of…

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“If you’re in New York go go go go go to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space and take their tour of the Lower East Side. Some of the most informative and inspiring 3 hours of my life. History is weaved-bled-born in our streets and as *humans of late capitalism* ™, learning about past struggles…

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