Museum of the City of New York

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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.

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Venue name: Museum of the City of New York
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Address: 1220 Fifth Ave
New York

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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  • Exhibitions Until Sunday October 22 2017
  • Contemporary art Until Sunday August 13 2017

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Samantha M

Loved visiting the Museum of the City of New York. Every exhibit is rich with the history of NYC and really offers an in depth look at the movements and people that have defined the culture. Loved the NY at it's CORE exhibit - which takes you through defining moments (and items) for the city. Was super cool to see the shovel that broke ground for the subway and the original I Heart NY sketch. Good to know if you live in the area: Admission is free for neighbors, just give your zipcode at the ticket desk. And with your admission you also get tickets to the neighboring Museo del Barrio. Plus, it's right across the street from Central park, so you can take in a nice walk before or after your visit.

@BridgetLoDiary

the new york at its core exhibition is AMAZING. incredibly interactive and educational. the exhibit walks the visitors through the history of nyc in a chronological order. if you're trying to look for something indoors to do this winter, i recommend this museum. the admission is suggestive.