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Museum of the City of New York

New York City, NY, USA
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About Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.Housed in a newly renovated 1932 Georgian Colonial-Revival building, the Museum is located at the top of Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street.
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Irish_Lights_Up wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland105 contributions77 helpful votes
Take the time to visit this museum. It tells some ‘hidden histories’ and packs a lot into a relatively small space.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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This museum is housed in a beautiful building on 5th Avenue, very close to the Conservatory Garden in Central Park (which is also worth a visit). The museum is very informative and absolutely worth a visit. I suggest to watch the video on the first floor before seeing the exhibits as it gives a very good overview. We spent most of our time on the floor which shows the history of New York and visited the 'Urban Indian' exhibit, which was absolutely worth seeing. The museum has also a gift shop with very original NYC gifts!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Greg M wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia31 contributions57 helpful votes
Located on 5th Ave at the corner of E 104th Street There are a couple of gift shops on the arrival level. There is a nice casual cafe on Level 2 I think (arrival is level 1?) - a chance to sit down, grab a drink and a snack, then head off into the museum. My strong advice is, go down to the Ground floor first (the one below arrival level) - beautifully clean rest rooms, and a theatre which runs a 30 minute movie every, oh maybe 45 minutes - check the times when you arrive. Just head in the door a few minutes early and grab a seat. The rear seat means you can lean on the wall as a backrest - the seating is bench style. The movie runs for 30 minutes - AND IT IS SUPERB!! The best concise coverage of the history of NYC I have seen. It is worth going to this museum JUST to see the movie. When finished there, head up to either 1 (arrival) or 2, I can't remember which - and have a browse and a read of the permanent static displays of NYC history. Lots of photos and artifacts. Take your time. They also have other varying displays which change through the year. Make sure you check their site to avoid any school group visits and such. In summary: East side of the Park - cnr 5th Ave and E104th Nearest subway - 103rd stop on the 6 line Excellent restrooms Small quality cafe Fantastic 30 minute movie Fascinating displays covering NYC history Buses outside on 5th heading south towards the Met, the Frick etc etc Well worth a visit if you are into NYC history
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Annabelle wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York861 contributions283 helpful votes
We're there on this past Tuesday.. It was our second time visit for even New Yonkers! Luckily we're able to get a free guide for 45 minutes He was very good explaining most main history within a short time. Thank you so much! We've watched 28 minutes film!! An excellent . Just amazing with all the photography history. street photography from old timers. We will be back there in 6 months again.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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David T wrote a review Jan 2020
Arlington, Massachusetts1 contribution
Enthusiastic staff welcomed us to a most comfortable mansion with several galleries highlighting the evolution of New Amsterdam to present NYC. Photos, artifacts, pictured wall of post-its helped to tell the story.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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