In a city that seems to have a museum for just about everything , it’s not surprising that there’s a museum that tells everything that you ever wanted to know about New York City .
It’s the Museum of the City of New York and it’s located at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue .
It’s on the part of Fifth Avenue known as ” Museum Mile ” , because of all the museums that are located from 79th Street all the way up to 104th Street.
There are three floors in this museum , and on all of them , you basically get the history of the city , past and present .
The museum also has special exhibits such as ” Activist New York ” , which doesn’t only tell you about recent protests such as the ” Black Lives Matter ” and “Occupy Wall Street “, but protests against slavery and Immigration .
There’s also a movie shown called “Timesscapes ” , that gives you a 30 minute history of the city as well as an exhibit on what the city might look like in the future .
If you happen to take the stairs in the museum , which the museum happens to be called , ” New York ‘ s most exciting staircase , ” be sure to notice some of the quotes about the city from everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Woody Allen .
Some of these quotes are quite poignant , others might make you laugh out loud .
Expect to be at the museum longer than an an hour.
There’s so much to see here.
Museum of the City of New York
Open Daily from 10am until 6 pm
1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York City , NY 10029