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Museum of the City of New York

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The Museum of the City of New York
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The Museum of the City of New York
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Located at the top of Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue, the Museum of the City of New York is the place to explore the city’s past, celebrate its present, and imagine its future. Engaging exhibitions educate New Yorkers and visitors from around the world...more
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1220 5th Ave, at 103rd Street, New York City, NY 10029-5221
Upper Manhattan (Uptown)
+1 212-534-1672
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All reviews gilded age city's history minute film new york doll house multimedia presentation stanley kubrick central park interesting exhibits changing exhibits conservatory garden upper east side temporary exhibits fifth avenue suggested donation on display couple of hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people visit the other museums on Fifth Avenue (the Met, Guggenheim, etc.) yet this place has terrific exhibits with much variety! Start with the 30 minute film about the history of NYC and finish upstairs with the Stanley Kubrick exhibit and so much in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drjeff77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m my 70 years as a New Yorker, I had never visited here. Friends from Florida we’re visiting and said they had heard great things about it. It was very enjoyable. Great old photos and displays. Beautiful graphics and images. Half hour film about New...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the exhibit on microbes and diseases that had a dramatically effect on NYC. Amazing to learn about the female rebels that helped to change culture and society. We were fortunate to see the selection of Stanley Kubrick’ photos that were public in Life magazine...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nycebh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on 5th Ave next to Central Park, a convenient spot to check out while visiting the upper Central Park. Clean, well laid out, and interesting exhibits on topics (Germs?) one might not directly align w/NYC history.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a great way to get an understanding of the wonder of New York City. Their film should start your visit, followed by touring both galleries on the history of New York City with amazing technology and artifacts to tell the tale. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I have visited this museum often and always enjoyed both the permanent and temporary exhibits. It is a museum geared to the interests, eccentricities and needs of the vibrant and diverse city that it represents. Easily accessible on Museum Row on Fifth Avenue opposite Central...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dorisd451
Reviewed 4 November 2018

As someone who seeks out new museums with each visit, I enjoyed this experience. I loved the movie in the basement walking you through the history of NYCs formation. The room with the time lines of the City was also interesting. I could have passed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This was my first time at this museum, and I went specifically to see the Germ City and Stanley Kubrick exhibits. As a previous review mentioned, there is a lot of reading involved, so I think it would be great if this museum (as well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Lu-AnnR
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Of all the museums in NYC we expected this one to have some interesting detail for our teens regarding the Wall Street Crash, and the Great Depression that followed. Nothing! Absolutely nothing other than 2 lines. We spent 20 minutes here as the display and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ddikelly
Reviewed 16 October 2018

My wife, daughter and I visited the Museum last week. While my daughter explored on her own, my wife and I spent almost 2 hours on a guided tour. We learned some interesting info on NYC, but I can't get over the amount of misguided/lacking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank David K
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17 July 2018|
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
I just thought of one more excellent book on Broadway, full with illustrations: "Notes on Broadway": conversations with the great songwriters, by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
a couple of hours