Recap: “Museum” Visit During Open House New York

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 at 11:27 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: Lori Greenberg

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.”

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: Lori Greenberg

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.

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: Lori Greenberg


Recent Stories

Eighteen-Story ‘Moxy’ Hotel Woos its Bowery Neighbors

Moxy is meeting the neighbors, currently amidst the requisite charm offensive ahead of its new hotel debut on the Bowery. The superstructure at 151 Bowery – construction of which had been on pause during the initial phase of the pandemic – topped out last October and now sits at eighteen stories. Joining the sky-high company […]

Another Lower East Side Crab Shack Shutters

It’s a crisis of crab cakes on the Lower East Side. In an apparent coincidence, two dedicated crab shacks – both located within a few blocks of one another – closed just days apart this month. As previously reported, Crab Du Jour closed down its franchise at Grand and Suffolk Streets within the last couple […]

A Show of Strength and Mourning As NYPD Responds to Domestic Dispute Call on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy

A man armed with a knife threatened his family in an Elizabeth Street apartment, then barricaded himself, cops said. At approximately 12:30pm on Monday, sources said the assailant menaced his family inside 239 Elizabeth – allegedly with a knife – then barricaded inside another room. Officers from the 5th Precinct arrived in good time, and entered the […]

Sheldon Silver, Disgraced Assembly Speaker from LES, Dies at 77

Sheldon Silver, the disgraced powerhouse of the New York State Assembly, and native Lower East Sider, whose career was toppled by a 2015 corruption conviction, died yesterday. He was 77. According to the New York Times, Silver, who maintained a residence at Hillman Houses, had been imprisoned at Devens Federal Medical Center in Ayer, Massachusetts. […]

Cops: Robbers Entered Juice Press through Rivington Hotel Basement

Brazen robbers used the basement of the Hotel on Rivington to hit the Juice Press location next door, cops said. Police sources say that bandits entered the Hotel on Rivington shortly before 6:00am the morning of January 19. Gaining access to the basement, the perps then used the passageway to sneak into the adjacent Juice […]