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“A Hidden Gem!”

Museum of the City of New York
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Ranked #101 of 1,130 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Currently Under Construction: "New York at its Core" a landmark three gallery exhibition covering NYC's 400+ year history. Coming this November!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This museum offers history of all things New York. I have seen some informative and interesting exhibits at this museum. This is one of the few museums in the city that has a 'suggested' admission fee. It is only $10 to enter but you can give what you choose. At any price you will see New York history in different mediums.

Also across the street is the conservancy garden in Central Park. After the museum walk across the street and enjoy the beautiful gardens!

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

I really liked the video of the city history, but the museum was more of a collection of small exhibits (7), and lacked interesting detail that I was looking for. By contrast, I have been to the History Museum of Chicago, and it was phenomenal. It covered the growth of the city, growth of key industries, politics, etc. New York needs to take a cue from Chicago.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you want to get a feel for the minutiae of New York life through the years, this is hands-down the place to go. Currently, there's a fantastic hip-shot photography exhibit of images taken between 1961-1963 at Coney Island which is magnificent, and I deeply respect a museum that works to preserve graffiti as an art form, and as a form of political and social expression.

When I went, school groups were participating in a hip-hop dance workshop on the front courtyard that was loads of fun to watch, and the kids were having an awesome time. Excellent museum.

Thank Lois S
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

I believe this was one of our favorite attractions. We had a blast posing with the stars and felt like kids running through the museum to see who else was there. Fantastic!!!!

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you enjoy local history, fabulous art, politics then this is the place to go in NYC. They change the exhibits quite often and this time around it was a home run all the way. All exhibits were amazing and if you are looking for a 90- 120 minute stop then this is perfect. Hats off to the curators also- the Worlds Fair exhibit was a tough act to follow but the new shows on the beautiful NYC tile work and graffiti artists were brilliant! Plus its a $1 min entry fee and you gotta love that.

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