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Looking for Things to do in New York? Consider Exploring Some of These Overlooked NYC Museums

In a city so rich with history and culture, it is no surprise that there are many NYC Museums. Some, however, are more well-known that others. Pay a visit to some of these lesser-known Museums during your next stay at our Central Park Hotel. 

Date Published: 
August 27th, 2014
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When you think of NYC Museums, you might first think of the well-known options such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, or the Museum of Natural History. But this City is filled with many lesser-known Museums that are well worth a visit. During your next stay at our Central Park Hotel, consider adding a visit to one of these 6 overlooked Museums to your list of Things to do in New York.

Merchant’s House Museum
29 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.777.1089
Explore the former home of the Treadwell family. The wealthy Treadwells lived in what is now the Merchant’s House Museum for more than 100 years. All of the period furniture, artwork, and other objects that you’ll see during a visit to the NYC Museum belonged to the family.

Louis Armstrong House
34-56 10th Street Corona, NY 11368
Tel: 718.478.8274
A place of pilgrimage for some jazz fans, this Museum is a bit off the beaten path. It was the home of Armstrong and his wife for many years, and is filled with mid-century furniture, rare photographs, and other objects that provide a glimpse into the life of a musical genius.

Museum of the American Gangster
78 St. Mark’s Place New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.228.5735
Do you think that all NYC Museums feature art and high culture? FUGGEDABOUTIT! This Museum features an interesting collection of items associated with organized crime. The Museum is housed in a former speakeasy that has, over the years, been frequented by many well-known gangsters such as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212.534.1672
The eclectic NYC Museum features a variety of exhibits on many topics that all work together to tell the story of New York City. Activist New York, Gilded New York, and City as Canvas are a few of the popular exhibits at this New York Attraction.

Museum of Mathematics
1 East 26th Street New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212.542.0566
Think math is boring? This NYC Museum hopes to dispel that notion through a series of exciting exhibits. The Museum also reminds visitors that math is all around – even though most people don’t tend to notice.

Weeksville Society
1698 Berger Street Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel: 718.756.5200
In 1838, a group of African Americans settled a community. Today, visitors are welcome to visit and to learn about the community, and tour 3 of the original houses. The homes are filled with period furniture and other objects that help to tell the story of this historic community.

Want to learn about other Things to do in New York during your stay at our Central Park Hotel? Stop by our New York Visitors Guide to read about Attractions, Activities, and more. 

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You can enjoy an avant garde production at City Center or visit the Oratorio Society of New York at their Carnegie Hall home. The Broadway Theatre District is close by and has been the creative hub of musicals and dramatic productions for over 100 years.

There are many cultural institutions to visit close to our Central Park Hotel, including; MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Fifth Avenue “Museum Mile” which includes Metropolitan Museum, Guggenheim, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, Museum of the City of New York, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Jewish Museum, Goethe House German Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio.

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