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Recap: “Museum” Visit During Open House New York
This took us a bit further afield from our usual neighborhood coverage, but we had to check out one particular Open House New York (OHNY) event last weekend. We visited Museum, a minuscule collection of everyday objects, housed in a former freight elevator.
Located in Cortlandt Alley, Museum didn’t disappoint. Accommodating only a few people at a time, the crowd was polite and everyone got the chance to view the collection, which included objects found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, misspelled food labels, a clown nose, toothpaste tubes from around the world, and customized Cold War-era Soviet watches. Each object had a story, which you could read about in a free brochure. There was also a phone number listed for those who wanted to get the audio “tour.”
Museum is open by appointment only. It is also viewable from the alleyway when closed. Lit up 24/7, passers-by can peek through the windows at any time.