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The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization

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4 out of 5 stars
 (Photograph: Henry Hargreaves)
Photograph: Henry Hargreaves
The City Reliquary Museum (Photograph: Alex Strada)
Photograph: Alex Strada

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4 out of 5 stars

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While other museums might take you through the history of NYC via historic documents, photographs and priceless artifacts, City Reliquary chooses a far more eclectic approach to presenting insight on the greatest city in the world. The permanent collection includes all sorts of quirky ephemera like old postcards, a vintage subway turnstile and glasses that once held seltzer water. Special exhibits focus on specific NYC staples, like a display on the Jewish men and women who made a living selling beloved Eastern European street food knish.

The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization says
The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization houses the unusual artifacts that embody the unique history of New York City. From subway tokens to seltzer bottles to a shrine to Jackie Robinson, we specialize in the everyday ephemera that has defined New York, and New Yorkers, for generations.



Address: 370 Metropolitan Ave
Cross street: at Havemeyer St
Transport: Subway: L to Lorimer St, G to Metropolitan Ave
Price: $5; seniors, educators and students with valid ID $4; children under 12 free.
Opening hours: Thu–Sun noon–6pm
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