Examples of tenement in a Sentence
an exhibit of pictures showing the tenements of the New York City neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen during the 1920s
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And while Berlin, Gershwin and others rose up from the tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Green grew up in material comfort on Long Island Sound.
In 1967, 6-year-old David Santiago and his family were forced out of their tenement apartment on Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan to make way for what was supposed to be a massive urban renewal project.
Nothing here looks quite as awful and primitive as the cave tenements of Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York.
Evans, who stars as playboy newspaper illustrator John Moore, recalls filming a scene set in a crowded tenement apartment belonging to a family of a dozen or so Italian immigrants.
Yet the ambitious dreamer, born and raised in the gritty tenement streets of the Lower East Side, was as familiar with Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd’s flagship as any reporter assigned to cover its launch.
Part of why The Alienist always needed to be longer than a film was so that a pivotal dinner in Delmonico's could revel prolongedly in course-by-course upper crust excess soon after characters navigated the cramped, disease-ridden ethnic tenement.
Mary Nevan Gannon, for instance, was known for making improvements to notoriously dark and crowded tenement buildings.
Beijing is a cultural, technological and commercial capital as well as a political one, and the tenements on its outskirts are home to tens of thousands of hopeful young college graduates who have moved here seeking better jobs and better lives.
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