Brooklyn, New York: The City Reliquary

Storefront museum displays pop culture relics, the bones of a subway rat, and souvenir artifacts of The Big Apple.
Address:
370 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Directions:
On the northeast corner of the borough, seven blocks north of the Williamsburg Bridge. On the south side of Metropolitan Ave. just west of Havemeyer St.
Hours:
Th-Su noon-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
718-782-4842
Admission:
Adults $7.
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The City Reliquary

If you like New York City you have got to visit this place. Lots of old and new memorabilia of the city, featuring the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, NY World's Fair, and more.

It's a tiny place, only about 1,000 square feet but they are expanding into their back yard. They ask for donations for admittance.

[Cris Swanlund, 10/22/2008]

Opened in 2002 by Dave Herman, a resident of NYC and a fan of OTA (offbeat tourist attractions). The gift shop sells bottles of water from the East River and dirt from all five New York City boroughs.

The City Reliquary

The City Reliquary is a tiny storefront museum which displays New York civic artifacts and unusual private collections. It began as a window display in a different building in Williamsburg at which you could press a button for an audio "tour" of the objects on view. The museum's relics fall into quite specific categories (Statue of Liberty postcards, the 1939 World's Fair), and are obviously curated by a few passionate people.

[Diana Little, 06/01/2007]

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