Museum of the City of New York
Located at the northern end of Museum Mile, this institution contains a wealth of city history and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, military and naval uniforms, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, ship models and rare books. The extensive toy collection, full of New Yorkers’ playthings dating from the colonial era to the present, is especially well loved. Toy trains, lead soldiers and battered teddy bears share shelf space with exquisite bisque dolls (decked out in extravagant Parisian fashions) and lavishly appointed dolls’ houses. 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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