Why the Museum of the City of New York is Your Next Rainy Day Activity


Mary in Manhattan

Museum of the City of NY

Did you know Washington Square Park was at one time going to be demolished? Think about how much New York City history would be missing without it! Where would folksingers have congregated, or NYU students gone to work on film projects, or drug dealers gone to meet major clientele?

In its three quick floors, The Museum of the City of New York allows its visitors to see how New York City was created, and how it changed through the years. I think the museum does a great job of connecting pieces of NYC history in a way that’s actually ENJOYABLE. Museums aren’t normally my thing, but this one is awesome. Museums have to be eye-popping, or make me FEEL something. I have high standards, here.

The ground floor has a Landmarks exhibit that sets the stage. Walk around and read about the architectural history that interests you. This exhibit is where I learned…

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