Best New York Museums
Home of probably the most elegant and upscale art collection in New York, the Frick may be less famous than the Metropolitan but it is certainly high on our list. The museum is located in the previous home of Henry Clay Frick, a famed art collector of mainly European origin. Pieces from Rembrandt, Goya and Bernini can be found here among many other notable artists. The most unique element of the exhibition is the way it is presented. Much of the artworks are in the same location as they were while their owner lived here. You can meander throughout the halls, rooms and galleries of the impressive building and travel back in time for a few hours. Make sure you leave enough time to check out the Garden Court as well as the hidden billiard room and bowling alley.
Location: 1 East 70th Street, Upper East Side (212-288-0700)
Boasting an impressive collection of photos, art and other objects of the city's rich history. Visitors can find a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions giving them a great reason to come back time and time again. A few examples include "City As A Canvas" and "Activist New York".
Location: 1220 5th Ave, East Harlem (212-534-1672)
This gem often remains in the shadows of the more famous establishments but it's no accident we feature it on our list. Housed in the 1939 World's Fair building it has a history o over 40 years. It is the permanent home of perhaps the largest collection of Tiffany glass, dating from 1939 to 1964 and a large exhibition of other fine arts pieces.
Although the art items are certainly warrant a visit, the most iconic piece on display is the Panorama of the City of New York, a stunning model of the city's inner boroughs built for the World's fair in 1964. As the city is in a constant state of development, you will find small discrepancies as the museum tries to keep up with the changes but is usually a few steps behind.
Location: New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park (718-592-9700)
Many iconic film exhibitions are on display here from The Muppets to The Godfather. Movie lovers can geek out on the insane amount of memorabilia that can be seen here in interactive rooms and special exhibitions. The main theme of MoMI called "Behind The Screen" and it is seen throughout the establishment spanning from some of the earliest movie equipment to Sex And The City. Rare movie moments can be caught on one of the frequent screenings all the way from 1960's classics to 21st century favorites.
Location: 3601 35th Ave in Astoria, Queens (718-777-6888)
New York Transit Museum.
Time travel could be the fitting theme of this family favorite. The only museum in the USA that is solely dedicated to the history and present of public transportation. It houses a staggering amount of memorabilia ranging from antique cars to ads that were used to sell them. A vast collection of subway tokens as well as play buses, cars and taxi cabs for the younger visitors can also be found. Location: Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn (718-694-1600)
Once you've had enough of the culture you might want to feed your body as well and the New York food scene is no less impressive than the art exhibitions.