All Places in ‘Culture’

  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    Category: Museums

    This typical five-story brick tenement building, like many in the neighborhood, was home to approximately 7,000 working-class people, from more than 20 coun- tries, between 1863 and 1935. Unlike its renovated neighbors, however, 97 Orchard preserves and interprets the history of the city’s immigration through guided tours of apartments representing read more

  • Museum of Jewish Heritage

    Category: Museums

    A living memorial to the Holocaust and celebration of Jewish culture, this museum provides a moving and educational experience for people of all faiths. Its core exhibit — divided into three chronological sections encompassing the past, the Holocaust, and renewal — is housed in a distinctive six-sided building reflecting the read more

  • Museum of the American Gangster

    Category: Museums

    It may be small, but this newish museum is heavily steeped in both history and atmosphere. Located upstairs from a notorious former speakeasy, the two-room hideout is packed with curiosities like the bullet that killed Pretty Boy Floyd, a classic Tommy gun, and John Dillinger’s death masks. Be sure to read more

  • Museum of the City of New York

    Category: Museums

    An institution that celebrates the history, art and culture of New York and its people, MCNY is well worth a trip to the northern end of Museum Mile, and not just because it’s across the street from Central Park’s lovely Conservatory Gardens. Go for its consistently remarkable special exhibits or read more

  • New York Historical Society

    Category: Museums

    Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) collects and protects the city’s history.  As the oldest museum in NYC (predating the Met by nearly 70 years), N-YHS chronicles the city’s past and present, with much of their 40,000-object collection in full view and accessible via contemporary touch screens and interactive exhibits. Expect Tiffany read more

  • New York Transit Museum

    Category: Museums

    Appropriately situated in a decommissioned subway station, the Transit Muse- um is one of the city’s most extraordinary destinations. The sprawling space houses a vast array of historical artifacts relating to the city’s trains, buses, bridges, and tunnels, including old maps, turnstiles, token booths, and countless other items. Hop aboard read more

  • The Anne Frank Center

    Category: Museums

    A partner to the famed Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, NYC’s Anne Frank Center was started by Anne’s father Otto Frank as the Anne Frank Foundation in 1959. Using the diary and spirit of its namesake, the center’s mission is to educate about the dangers of intolerance, antisemitism, racism, and read more

  • The Jewish Museum

    Category: Museums

    Located in the lovely Felix M. Warburg House, a former mansion on New York’s famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum houses 30,000 works of art and cultural artifacts reflecting the global Jewish experience. Its excellent special exhibits are as acclaimed as those of larger art museums, while its permanent collection read more