City Reliquary

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Fee: Suggested $1

Sun. 12 PM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. 7 PM–10 PM
Fri. Closed
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
(718) 782-4842

Check the City Reliquary website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The City Reliquary (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from City Reliquary:

The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through permanent display of New York City artifacts, rotating exhibits of community collections, and annual cultural events, The City Reliquary connects visitors to both the past and present of New York.

The City Reliquary began in 2002 at a ground-floor apartment window at the intersection of Havemeyer and Grand Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If a passerby paused to admire the window’s contents, they would discover a small button on the building’s exterior the size of a doorbell. Push the button and the recorded voice of Dave Herman would guide your eye around: two-and-a-half links of a “city hall window chain,” a set of dentures found in Dead Horse Bay, Statue of Liberty figurines. Next to them, carefully painted directions point toward nearby landmarks. Orienting your body toward the Williamsburg Bridge, which the sign tells you is 1.3 miles to the west, you face the heart of New York City.

Promotional images for exhibits from City Reliquary official site

Current Exhibitions

Now Ongoing
At the exhibit, photos from the city’s Municipal Archives bring to light Williamsburg’s streetscape in the ’80s, which was rich in oversized coffee cups, handbags and cows’ heads made out of Styrofoam marking each storefront.
Official City Reliquary Links
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