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Museum of the City of New York

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Address: 1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029
Phone Number: 212-534-1672
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Description: Museum that houses and preserves cultural art works and artifacts that...
Museum that houses and preserves cultural art works and artifacts that illustrate Manhattan's history.
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Off the beaten path, but always interesting

This is not one of the great popular museums of NY, and it is a bit off the beaten path, but its special exhibits always offer interesting insights into life in NYC at different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Jerusalem, Israel
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is not one of the great popular museums of NY, and it is a bit off the beaten path, but its special exhibits always offer interesting insights into life in NYC at different times in the past. The permanent exhibit is also well worth the visit. If the history and life of NYC interest you, this is a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We went to see the hip-hop revolution and saw all the other exhibitions as well. The museum is nice and quiet, not as crowded as Moma. The hip-hop was really cool with different kind of photos of hip-hop history ans culture.

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great find. Watch the movie and see the history of New York in 22 minutes. If you do the Big Bus tour, you get a free coffee and bagel if you get there early.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There's nothing cool or really interesting for the average visitor of this museum. Even the history they provide really isn't anything to keep your mind from thinking about something else to do once you get the heck out of there. The best park is Central Park across the street from the entrance! There's a beautiful garden and fountain there. Check... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Museum of City of New York has some good installations but suffers from a poorly designed building space and inconvenient layout. The material covered by the collections has the potential to be fantastic. I liked the 20 minute video describing the evolution of the area from pre-European settlement to modern day. Some of the permanent paintings in the hallways are... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It was better than OK - but I give it a three rather than four because full admission is charged even though parts of the galleries were closed due to installation of an exhibit (OK, understandable) AND because there was a party being set up. That's a drag, because this is off the beaten path for most and was, for... More 

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Basingstoke, UK
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The museum is a great place to go to get a little more info on the rich history of NY. The video presentation showing the timeline of the city, all the way from the Dutch settlers was very interesting. The choice of current exhibits is eclectic (a piece on the history of Hip-Hop, an exhibit on an artist who specialised... More 

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This intimate museum is a must for New Yorkers or those visiting New York who would like to see a little of New York of the past and not so distant past. You pay what you want to get in, (the suggested fee is just that), so this is a great museum to spend a couple of hours in for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Movie to watch about history of NY. Section dealing with articles about New York and the history of various groups in the city. Area concerning the clothing and jewelery worn in past eras. Lockers are available-free, Food is available-not free. Interesting place to visit.

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Orange, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was certain that I was not going to enjoy this museum. I was going as a favor for my husband who is a history buff. However, I was fascinated by the unique exhibits. We saw a fabulous exhibit about Paul Rand. Also, the beginning of Hip Hop, how the wealthy lived and an exhibit of adversity and the ever... More 

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Additional Information about Museum of the City of New York

Address: Address: 1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029
Phone Number: 212-534-1672
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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