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60 Star Starred
Museum of the City of New York
at 103rd street 1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
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We took the bus M4 and walked a couple of blocks.
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72 stars
attended Jun 09 2011

Part of the museum is under reconstruction but what we saw was great especially the exhibit on Joel Grey. Would love to return once the contruction is completed.

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attended Jun 18 2011

The Joel Gray feature exhibit was fascinating. Loved the 15 movie too. The new furniture exhibit is exceptional!

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attended May 27 2011

The building is beautiful and it's a nice location (5th Ave.) However, half the museum was closed so it only takes about an hour to see everything, including an interesting slide show.

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Website

http://www.mcny.org/

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Visit Museum of the City of New York’s website for exhibition schedules, photos and more.
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“The city’s history and many quirks are revealed through engaging exhibits.” —Fodor’s

Description

The Museum is open seven days a week, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. 

Current exhibit: "Gilded New York"

The newest exhibit is “Gilded New York,” inaugurating the museum’s Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery. “Gilded New York” explores New York City’s visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. The exhibition presents nearly 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects. The dazzling display illuminates an era when the new American aristocracy embraced lavish displays of wealth, New York became the nation’s corporate headquarters, and a Ladies’ Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence. 

Exhibits current at time of publication, but subject to closure or change without notice.

About the Ticket Supplier: Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.