Museum of the City of New York

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Fee: Suggested $10

Sun. 10 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
1220 Fifth Ave
Manhattan, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

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


The MCNY (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from MCNY:
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Museum of the City of New York is an art gallery and history museum founded in 1923 to present the history of New York City, USA and its people. In 1982, the Museum received The Hundred Year Association of New York's Gold Medal Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York." It is located at the northern end of the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, between 103rd and 104th Streets, facing Central Park. The brick and limestone building it occupies was designed by Joseph J. Freedlander in the neo-Georgian style. Construction began in 1928 and was completed in 1930.

Promotional images for exhibits from MCNY official site

Current Exhibitions

Apr 12, 2011 – Aug 07, 2011
Joel Grey/A New York Life examines the enduring impact that performer and photographer Joel Grey and his adopted city have made on each other. Through rare artifacts from his stage and screen career
Mar 22, 2011 – Jul 10, 2011
This exhibit documents an innovative NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program that provides underserved communities with access to fresh fruits and vegetables via hundreds of independently owned, mobile produce stands known as Green Carts.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Jun 14, 2011 – Nov 06, 2011
This exhibit looks at this style from the end of the 19th century through today and examines the works of master architects such as McKim, Mead & White and Delano & Aldrich and companies such as Tiffany's. The show features photographs, furnishings, and an array of decorative arts, which explore this enduring American style.

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