Located at the top of Museum Mile, the Museum of the City of New York is the place to explore the city’s past, celebrate its present, and imagine its future. The institution’s entire first floor is devoted to New York at Its Core, a sprawling exhibition including two galleries taking visitors on a tour of all 400 years of New York City history and a flagship space known as the Future City Lab where visitors use interactive technology to design the NYC of the future. Rotating exhibitions throughout the rest of the Museum focus on issues ranging from the city’s history of social activism to New York’s built environment, and include objects from the Museum’s extensive Collections of vintage photographs, costumes and textiles, theater memorabilia, furniture and decorative arts, and more. Don’t miss the amazing Stettheimer Dollhouse, created during the 1920s by Carrie Stettheimer, whose artist friends re-created their masterpieces in miniature to hang on the walls. Look closely and you’ll even spy a tiny version of Marcel Duchamp’s famous Nude Descending a Staircase.
|Venue name:||Museum of the City of New York||Contact:|
1220 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 103rd and 104th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 103rd St|
|Price:||Suggested donation adults $14; seniors and students $10; 19 and under free|
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Want to learn how NYC went from forest to financial capital? Check out the NYC at its CORE exhibit which breaks down the history into 3 rooms. Early, Modern Day, and Future NYC. Incredible relics, photos, and video provide how the city grew, despite many obstacles. The 3rd room envisions the NYC of the future and lets you put together ideas on a more efficient city.