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Museo d’Arte Moderna (MoMA) is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

1. Museo d’Arte Moderna (MoMA)

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(Museum of Modern Art (MoMA))
11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Midtown East · 1873 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Since 1985, Conceptual artist Adrian Piper has been collecting her hair and toenails in empty honey jars. Whenever she fills one, she adds it to a shelf on display at What Will Become of Me at MOMA.
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Museum of the Moving Image is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

2. Museum of the Moving Image

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36-01 35th Ave (btwn 36th St and 37th St), Astoria, NY
Museo · Astoria · 187 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The C-3PO tape dispenser in the Behind the Screen exhibit was produced to promote The Empire Strikes Back; the company responsible also made mugs featuring the heads of other Star Wars characters. Leggi tutto.

The City Reliquary is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

3. The City Reliquary

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370 Metropolitan Ave (Havemeyer), Brooklyn, NY
Museo · Williamsburg · 23 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: A remnant from a long-forgotten Gotham, the wooden brick is from the last-known wooden sidewalk in Brooklyn, which ran along Greenpoint’s West Street in the 19th century.
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American Museum of Natural History is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

4. American Museum of Natural History

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200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St), New York, NY
Musei di scienze · Upper West Side · 1388 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Last year, to add more realism to the Hall of North American Mammals, curators added actual pronghorn freeze-dried doo-doo collected by park rangers at the real-life Elkhorn Ranch in Montana.
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5. Museum of Sex

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233 5th Ave (at E 27th St), New York, NY
Museo d'arte erotica · NoMad · 196 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: A full three-page transcript of Facebook messages between then-Representative Anthony Weiner and blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss is on display in the “Universe of Desire” exhibition.
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Rubin Museum of Art is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

6. Rubin Museum of Art

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150 W 17th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Chelsea · 103 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: At the "Count Your Blessings" exhibit (opening Aug 2), you will find some of the strangest Tibetan prayer beads. One is made from the vertebrae of a snake. Another set is from a human skull. Leggi tutto.

The Frick Collection is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

7. The Frick Collection

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1 E 70th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Upper East Side · 212 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Henry Clay Frick’s private art holdings shares space with a bowling alley. After he passed away in 1919, his daughter Helen turned it into a catalog room, but original details remain. Leggi tutto.

Merchant's House Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

8. Merchant's House Museum

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29 E 4th St (at Lafayette Street), New York, NY
Museo di storia · NoHo · 24 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The fourth floor served as the home and work space for four Irish maids and still contains its original furnishings, including clothesline hooks over the doors, the call bell and a coal stove. Leggi tutto.

New Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

9. New Museum

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235 Bowery (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Lower East Side · 204 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The Shaft Space was created from leftover space between the third and fourth floors, after the architects realized they could carve out more gallery space by moving building ducts. Leggi tutto.

Solomon R Guggenheim Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

10. Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

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1071 5th Ave (at E 89th St), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Carnegie Hill · 565 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Hidden behind the wall at the first bay near the rotunda is a ceramic tile mural done by Joan Miró. The work was commissioned by museum trustee Harry F. Guggenheim in 1963 to honor his late wife. Leggi tutto.

South Court Classrooms is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

11. South Court Classrooms

5th Ave (at W 42nd St), New York, NY
Biblioteca · Midtown East · 4 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The main branch on 42nd Street opened a new children’s room in '08, after the old one closed. The first one is now home to administrative offices and still contains the original chairs meant for kids. Leggi tutto.

Brooklyn Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

12. Brooklyn Museum

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200 Eastern Pkwy (at Washington Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Museo d'arte · Prospect Park · 421 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The fifth floor contains at least 2,000 paintings, sculptures, furniture, and Native American and Spanish colonial artifacts Leggi tutto.

Museum at Eldridge Street is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

13. Museum at Eldridge Street

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12 Eldridge St (btwn Canal & Division St), New York, NY
Museo · Chinatown · 36 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This erstwhile house of worship first opened in 1887 for newly settled Jewish immigrants, but thanks to a tremendous restoration effort, the Museum at Eldridge Street is looking as good as new today. Leggi tutto.

New York Transit Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

14. New York Transit Museum

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Boerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St), Brooklyn, NY
Museo di storia · Downtown Brooklyn · 135 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Before it housed transportation artifacts, this institution was a functioning IND stop. Built in 1936, it was part of a three-block shuttle to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, but was decommissioned in 1946. Leggi tutto.

The Morgan Library & Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

15. The Morgan Library & Museum

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225 Madison Ave (btwn E 36th & E 37th St), New York, NY
Museo · Murray Hill · 179 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The library itself, formerly J.P. Morgan's library, was completed in 1906. It's three stories high and has hidden staircases tucked behind its bookshelves; alas, visitors can’t actually climb them. Leggi tutto.

Queens Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

16. Queens Museum

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Great Lakes Court (Kennedy Circle), Queens, NY
Museo d'arte · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 58 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This edifice is among the most storied landmarks that once housed the United Nations. It was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair and hosted exhibits for both that event and the one in 1964. Leggi tutto.

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

17. Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

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155 Avenue C (between 9th & 10th Streets), New York, NY
Galleria d'arte · Alphabet City · 2 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The museum opened on the ground floor of C-Squat, a seminotorious punk house that’s sheltered bands (Leftöver Crack, Star Fucking Hipsters), skaters, Occupiers and artists throughout the years. Leggi tutto.

MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

18. MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center

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2225 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave), Queens, NY
Museo d'arte · Hunters Point · 198 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Originally built in 1893 as the First Ward School, it could hold up to 1,000 students in its more than 30 rooms. Even after being renamed, closed and then reopened, the public-school theme remains. Leggi tutto.

Museum of American Finance is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

19. Museum of American Finance

48 Wall St (at William St), New York, NY
Museo di storia · Financial District · 38 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Before One Wall Street, this was the HQ of The Bank of New York. MoAF took over, opening on the ground-floor space in 2008 and becoming the second tenant in that spot in the building’s history. Leggi tutto.

National Museum of the American Indian is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

20. National Museum of the American Indian

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1 Bowling Grn (btwn Broadway & State St), New York, NY
Museo · Financial District · 109 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This museum was the HQ for New York’s customs offices until 1971. It was also ground zero for the Stamp Act Riots in 1765, as Fort Amsterdam, when U.S. and British soldiers used it as a stronghold. Leggi tutto.

Fraunces Tavern Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

21. Fraunces Tavern Museum

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54 Pearl St (Broad St), New York, NY
Museo di storia · Financial District · 28 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The 18th-century pub where sailors and patriots once got drunk is no longer—it was restored in the early 1900s—but this restaurant and museum is chock-full of history. Leggi tutto.

Center for Brooklyn History is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

22. Center for Brooklyn History

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128 Pierrepont St (at Clinton St), Brooklyn, NY
Museo di storia · Brooklyn Heights · 25 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This Brooklyn Heights institution’s library is filled with upwards of 2,000 maps and 60,000 photographs. More than 100 boxes are devoted to records from the Bureau of Sewers. Leggi tutto.

Museum of the City of New York is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

23. Museum of the City of New York

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1220 5th Ave (at E 103rd St), New York, NY
Museo di storia · East Harlem · 147 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: 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. Leggi tutto.

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

24. New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

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170 Central Park W (at W 77th St), New York, NY
Museo di storia · Upper West Side · 92 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The city’s oldest museum has an archive of more than 1.6 million pieces of art, including Hudson River School paintings and the entire collection of John James Audubon’s Birds of America watercolors. Leggi tutto.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

25. Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

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2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Museo di storia · West Bronx · 14 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Mysterious artifacts were found in the wall of a room where Poe’s young wife, Virginia, slept, and visitors can view the bed frame that she died on. Leggi tutto.

Old Stone House is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

26. Old Stone House

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336 3rd St (btwn 4th & 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Museo di storia · Central Slope · 16 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: John Turturro narrates the audio tour at this Park Slope site, where parts of the Battle of Long Island took place. The park itself was the location for the original clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Leggi tutto.

Van Cortlandt Park is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

27. Van Cortlandt Park

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Broadway (W. 242nd St.), Bronx, NY
Parco · Van Cortlandt Park · 68 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: George Washington famously slept at this manse on at least two occasions during the Revolutionary War, as well as once on his way back into Manhattan to reclaim the city from the British. Leggi tutto.

Alice Austen House is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

28. Alice Austen House

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2 Hylan Blvd (Edgewater St), Staten Island, NY
Museo d'arte · Rosebank · 17 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: This Victorian Gothic cottage was home to photographer and noted badass Alice Austen, who was known for her gritty street photography—and for being the first woman on Staten Island to own a car. Leggi tutto.

Valentine-Varian House is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

29. Valentine-Varian House

Bronx, NY
Abitazione (privata) · Norwood · 1 consiglio

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: At 255 years old, this is the second-oldest house in the Bronx, and serves as the current Museum of Bronx History. The building was moved from Boston Post Road in 1965 with two giant cranes. Leggi tutto.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

30. Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

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4881 Broadway (204th), New York, NY
Museo di storia · Inwood · 12 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: When you visit the oldest farmhouse in Manhattan, ask to see the still-visible board used for nine men’s morris, a strategic game dating back to the Roman Empire. Leggi tutto.

Historic Richmond Town is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

31. Historic Richmond Town

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441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island, NY
Museo di storia · Richmond Town · 23 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The preserved village plays host to costumed blacksmiths, shoemakers and tinsmiths as well as the Voorlezer’s House, the oldest wooden elementary schoolhouse still standing in America. Leggi tutto.

Little Red Lighthouse is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

32. Little Red Lighthouse

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Fort Washington Park (George Washington Bridge), New York, NY
Faro · Hudson Heights · 48 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Originally called Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, this landmark earned its nickname in 1942 with the publication of Hildegarde H. Swift’s The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. Leggi tutto.

Museum of Biblical Art is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

33. Museum of Biblical Art

1865 Broadway #2 (at 61 St), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Lincoln Square · 6 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Artists used the Hebrew Bible and other sacred texts as inspiration and medium for the works at the 6/25 - 9/29 exhibit, "As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts.” Leggi tutto.

Whitney Museum of American Art is one of Astounding Museum Facts.

34. Whitney Museum of American Art

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99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St), New York, NY
Museo d'arte · Meatpacking District · 430 consigli e recensioni

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The 6/27 - 9/1 installation, "Robert Irwin: Scrim veil—Black rectangle—Natural light (1977)" was designed specifically for the Whitney’s light-filled fourth-floor gallery. Leggi tutto.