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Museum of the City of New York, New York City
(2.9/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of one of the world's most famous cities. The red-brick, neo-Georgian building, built in 1929 and 1930, boasts a vast collection of items related to the city, with a particularly extensive dedication to objects from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about New York, its people, and its distinctive character through paintings, prints, antiques, and other artifacts. The museum's photos includes works by a number of famous photographers. Don't miss the museum's rare items, such as the chair that belonged to Sarah Rapelje, said to be the first child born in New York of European parents. You can grab a bite to eat afterward at Chalsty's Cafe. Use our New York City itinerary planner to visit Museum of the City of New York on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Is a museum very interesting located facing the central Park. Worth it, but if you have time. I recommend the section of antique toys and dolls room. It was interesting to my teenage grandchildren and they could compare with the Cyber current games.
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  • Several reviews mention the film detailing the city from discovery to present but we even found flaws in it. The amazing turn-around of the 70's-80's is defined but without mentioning the dynamic mayo...  more »
  • In the Cooper-Hewitt museum complex, also thank you to the North. It is further north than, the Jewish Museum. It is or how many 100-Chome. To know the history of the New York click on, it is quite recommended. I think like an American exhibition, interesting.
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