If you want to get a taste of NYC and its rich history, to me, there is no better place to start than the Museum of The City of New York. Though the exhibits change and the information display can be different from one installment to another, the essence of the city, of the people who live here, and of the stories to be told is ever-present.
The museum was founded in 1923 with the sole purpose of presenting the history of New York City, USA, and its people. The museum is housed in a brick and limestone building, designed by Joseph J. Freedlander in the neo-Georgian style. Construction began in 1928 and was completed in 1930. It is on Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue, between 103rd and 104th Streets, facing Central Park.
Walking through the halls of this spectacular museum, I realized quickly that I could spend hours here. The current Cecil Beaton exhibit and the photography of Leonard Freed in “Police Work” took a hold of my interest, and I found myself captivated by the details of my city’s past.
On The Move: Transportation Toys from The Permanent Collection
A true treasure, and one that I was proud of seeing so many tourists enjoy, I hope that you will take the time to visit this epic historical site.