Life inside New York City's tenements in the early 1900s

Thousands of people lived in shocking conditions

Stars Insider

15/03/24 | StarsInsider


By the end of the 18th century, New York City's population had grown exponentially with thousands of immigrants looking for a better life in America. Many ended up settling down in the Big Apple and lived crammed into dilapidated apartment buildings known as tenements. Living conditions were dreadful in most of these apartments, but for thousands of people, this was home. 

In this gallery, we bring you a glimpse of what life in a New York City tenement was like. Click on.

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