The Lower East Side is a laboratory, in many ways, for the American dream. This film explores the personal experiences of generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood. "An American Story" also tells the story of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, demonstrating how the museum interprets the stories of the nearly 7,000 immigrants who lived at its historic tenement building, 97 Orchard Street.
Format: DVD Color
Running time: 33 minutes