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Museum of the City of New York, New York City

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History Museum
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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  • Was bored to be honest, probably if I was more in to museums would have been more interesting, only went as part of NY pass and spent less than 30 mins here.  more »
  • Do not expect a linear history of NYC, the museum is decided into different rooms developing different themes. And this is what makes it interesting: each room focuses on a particular aspect, if you're not interested in one, you can just skip it. I particularly appreciated the "gay Gotham" section as well as the one we as is fighting city. Do not expect to discover a linear history of New York City, the Museum is divided into different rooms developing different themes. And that's what makes it interesting: each room focuses on a particular aspect, if one of them doesn't interest you, you simply won't. I particularly enjoyed the sections on the NY gay and political struggles.
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  • Very nice Museum, very well presented the history of the city in its three floors of exhibition. High-quality photographic and written records from that time. The only thing regrettable is the cafe, where it is not possible to eat anything nice, although attention is very friendly. This nuseo deserves another type of cafeteroa!
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