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Museum of the City of New York

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Not every great city in the world has a museum dedicated to them and their illustrious history, but then again the amazing city of New York is not like any other city on the planet. A global hub of entertainment, culture, and business, New York City has long been a famous melting pot and one of the most influential cities found anywhere on the globe.

Founded in 1923, the Museum of the City of New York was established to help present and forever preserve the deep and rich history and culture of New York City itself. Facing Central Park, it occupies one of the more prominent spots on all of Museum Mile in New York, a place of prestige symbolic of the city itself.

Dedicated to the preservation of fine works of art as well as pieces of history, you’re just as likely to find some of your favorite paintings, prints, photographs featuring this amazing city and some of its world-famous residents. Widely known and well regarded for its incredible and comprehensive collection of film photographs taken by some of its more world-famous residents, as well as a widespread incredibly deep collection of Federal Art Project (one of the Great Depression’s most important cultural collections), stepping into the Museum of the City of New York is a lot like stepping back in time.

Standard Oil Stock CertificateAnother one of this museum’s incredible features would have to be several of the re-created and totally furnished rooms from the house of Standard Oil titan himself John D Rockefeller, one of New York’s most colorful and successful historical citizens. Being able to see life as John D Rockefeller did is nothing short of breathtaking.

One of the few attractions that draws almost as many residents as it does tourists every singly year, any trip to New York is not complete without stopping by the Museum of the City of New York. With wide ranging collections offering something for just about everyone, you’re sure to get lost for hours and hours inside this amazing building. A powerful reminder for the rest of the world that speaks to what New York City has meant not only to America but the rest the globe, the Museum of the City of New York is truly a sight to behold.


Hours: Open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Address/Map:  1220 5th Ave Manhattan, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 534-1672
Website: Museum of the City of New York
  Adults   Students & Seniors Children 12 & under
$10.00 $6.00 Free
  Free for neighbors live/work in East Harlem above 103rd Street