We took the Hard Times Tour last week and found it to be superb. We were with our kids ages 7 and 10. It was enlightening to experience the preserved tenement. Our tour leader was thoughtful, had deep knowledge and helped us get a bigger understanding of what life was like on these cramped tight streets. We emerged grateful that we made time to take this tour which is really an opportunity to appreciate the history of New York from a sociological and anthropological perspective.