City Reliquary started as a street-level display in founder Dave Herman’s former apartment. Herman displayed bits of New York history; from souvenir postcards of the 1964 World’s Fair to old bottles and a set of false teeth found at Dead Horse Bay. Before long, other collectors donated their oddities, and the windowsill became a rotating museum display. You can visit the original windowsill display on Grand and Havemeyer, but City Reliquary is now a two-room museum with a small gift shop a few blocks away on Metropolitan. Some of the highlights of its permanent collection include Statue of Liberty memorabilia, architectural remnants of famous city buildings, a collection of old NYC subway items and a 1939 World’s Fair exhibit. Check their website for community events and temporary exhibits of New York based collectors.
- Open Hours: Thursday from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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