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Museum of the City of New York
at 103rd street 1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029
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*The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 – Dec 6 through Apr 15 *

The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011 celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Commissioners’ Plan of 1811, the foundational document that established Manhattan’s famous street grid. Featuring an original hand-drawn map of New York’s planned streets and avenues prepared by the Commission in 1811, as well as other rare historic maps, photographs and prints of the evolution of the city’s streets, and original manuscripts and publications that document the city’s physical growth, the exhibition examines the grid’s initial design, implementation, and evolution. The Greatest Grid traces the enduring influence of the 1811 plan as the grid has become a defining feature of the city, shaping its institutions and public life.


Reception details: *

Monday, December 5, 2011


Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

New York City

*Family Membership:

*Family membership with the Museum of the City of New York is perfect for families who love exploring New York City together. Benefits of Family membership include:

•Two personalized membership cards providing unlimited free admission to the Museum. All accompanying children admitted for free.

•An invitation for two to Members’ Appreciation Night .

•Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.

•Free admission to Weekend Family Programs, a series featuring live performances of music, theater, and dance as well as hands-on art activities.

•Subscription to the Program Calendar.

•10% discount in the Museum Shop and Café.

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