Museum of the City of New York

History Museum, Art Museum
1220 5th Ave (at E 103rd St)
New York, NY 10029
(212) 534-1672
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm


  • Today, I was here to announce the winner of the adAPT NYC competition to develop a micro-apartment housing model:
  • Check out the Museum's 23 minute film "Timescapes" - in a unique three screen multimedia format. Focus on the far right screen, otherwise you'll be lost. The content of the film is great.
  • September 11, 2001, wasn't the first time an airplane flew into a New York city skyscraper. This museum is home to an artifact that tells of a largely forgotten incident.
  • Check out the New York Interiors (1690-1906) permanent exhibition. It features elements of New York domestic environments from the late 17th through the early 20th centuries.
  • Among the miscellany kept in storage is a pair of fake eyelashes worn by Joan Crawford. The falsies were originally part of a group of more than 80 pairs, which were sold at auction after her death.
  • Perfect for visitors and locals alike. Learn about the rich history of NYC through photos, film, and actual living spaces.
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  • Cultured and telling. Pieces here have great range and depth. Gets a bit pretentious at times. Many 5th avenue types assume it as their own. Avoid admission by saying that you live in East Harlem.
  • Come and see the "Making Room and New Models for Housing New York
  • See the Timescapes show. Its about a half hour long and well worth it.
  • A lovely museum filled with wonders that make this city one of a kind. Don't miss the most exciting stairwell in NYC. Very clever.
  • Easy to get to off the 6 (20 min from Grand Central) and entirely worth the trip. Beautiful building and timely special exhibits like Hurricane Sandy photography and City as Canvas. Shop is cool too.
  • Go to the Big Apple Bash!
  • This was used as the location for the school in Gossip Girl
  • Working here is fun! Great staff!
  • Timescapes, a 25-min movie on city history, is a must-see. Activist New York features exhibits on 14 social movements. And don't forget Stettheimer Dollhouse and the exhibit on compact living design.
  • despite being under renovation their's still lots of stimulating work to be experienced
  • I had a good time here. The security people are really helpful! Ask them to help you find the most interesting exhibits!
  • Feels so clean and modern and in such an old building. Great exhibits that are easy to digest. Check out the micro spaces exhibit when it's still just an exhibit - hopefully it'll be reality someday!
  • Sign up for the email newsletter to be alerted to upcoming events and public programs, which are usually awesome but always under-publicized.

Nearby places

1231 5th Ave (at 105th St)
1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St)