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Museum of the City of New York

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Museum of the City of New York

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1220 5th Ave at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
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Simon Cohen Warman wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
I highly suggest every one go visit. Yeah you have to pay but its worth it ok. You will need 3 or 4 hours so make sure you have lots of energy and good sneakers. Most other visitors are respectfull and dont keep taking photos every 2 seconds if you get my drift. Afterwards go get yoursekf a beigel or hit a few bars or both.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Andrew C wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York11 contributions16 helpful votes
Visited in Sept 2020 during the COVID Pandemic... Admission via a "suggested" donation of $20/person - I, instead, suggest that as a visitor, you "offer" a significantly smaller amount. Upon leaving, I was very happy that I'd make that decision! Depending on your political leanings, this museum may or may not be appealing. There is still a genuinely interesting hall on the first floor exhibiting artifacts related to the city's history. That said, other newer exhibits are now far more political in nature and (at least in my opinion) have no place in this museum. Each to their own, of course, but I think that potential visitors should know that this is NOT simply a history museum or an art gallery.
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Date of experience: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
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
3 Helpful votes
8 contributions7 helpful votes
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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Jartfam wrote a review Mar 2020
Maryland49 contributions12 helpful votes
On a quick visit to NY with my parents, we stopped by the Museum of the City of New York. We parked across the street since it was a Saturday. It was easy to get into. The exhibits were good, the staff were wonderful. We purchased a few items at the gift store. The staff also told us how to get to the Statue of Liberty.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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