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.
|Venue name:||The City Reliquary Museum and Civic Organization||Contact:|
370 Metropolitan Ave
|Cross street:||at Havemeyer St|
|Opening hours:||Thu–Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Lorimer St, G to Metropolitan Ave|
|Price:||$5; seniors, educators and students with valid ID $4; children under 12 free.|
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It was okay. I feel like I would've gotten more out of it if there had been a tour of some kind. Stopped in on a Saturday and took in all the little curious they have. A very small 2 room museum, cute and somewhat interesting. Lots of weird stuff like a collection of pencil sharpeners, artifacts from the World's Fairs and a petrified wedding cake.