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Long a staple on every “quirky NYC museums” roundup (we certainly mentioned it in ours!), the Lower East Side Troll Museum lived at 124 Orchard Street since 2000. Its 400+ troll dolls were displayed throughout the apartment of Reverend Jen Miller, a Downtown NYC “art star,” performance artist, author, filmmaker, and founder and emcee of the long-running alternative open mic The Anti-Slam and the annual NSFW extravaganza Mister Lower East Side Pageant. Tragically, after 21...
We were delighted to fill your winter with the quirkiest museums in Brooklyn and Queens, from Torah taxidermy to elevator gauges to super old farmhouses. But now the sun is shining (kind of), the weather is warming up (sort of), and it’s time to range farther afield! Although we tend not to spend too much time on Work Island, Manhattan does actually have some really, really strange and really, really fascinating museums that are totally...
With Channukah and Christmas firmly behind us and New Year’s Eve looming on the horizon, the next few days represent a glorious opportunity to get a lot of outside time. Lots of offices are closed  and many relatives are still in town, so it’s a marvelous time for really getting out into this amazing borough of ours—not to mention these crazily, unreasonably warm temps we’re having. Museums are the perfect daytime exploration activity, but instead...
When it comes to museums, NYC sure isn’t lacking for much—we have unprecedented access to ancient and modern art, can get up close and personal with dinosaurs and neanderthals, and are able to examine the subterranean sanctum of the subway system, then blast off into outer space. And MOFAD—founded by author and culinary innovator, Dave Arnold — has long aimed to bring the exploration of food and drink into the mix, finally realizing its...

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