Understand how finance affects your life by viewing the museum’s exhibits on financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship, and of course the father of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
Extra, extra, read all about it! This cute newsroom-themed coffee shop even has a wall of magazines and newspapers, so you can catch up on all the latest.
Previously the Museum of Television and Radio, the Paley Center holds exhibits and screenings, and archives all things media, including television shows, movies, and even some online media. Remember that one episode of that one TV show from a million years ago? Yeah. They have it.
The official museum of the New York City Fire Department. Located at an old 1904 firehouse, the museum examines the evolution of firefighting, and showcases 9/11 memorial, firefighting artifacts, tools, uniforms, and vehicles.
C-Squat, one of the longest-standing squat houses, has been a part of the fabric of the New York Punk scene since the first squatters set down roots in the 1980s. In the early days, they moved through the burnt out walk-up on ladders. Then they renovated it, setting up a skate ramp, a punk venue, and a permanent homestead on Avenue C.
Now its history and the history of other New York squat houses is preserved in the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), a living archive located on the ground floor of 155 Avenue C.
An artist-run venue, the Slipper Room was the first space built to showcase performers in the burgeoning Burlesque and neo-Vaudeville scene. Oh, and it’s traditional to take a picture in the gutter outside.
167 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Tickets $5 to $30, 21+
This uniquely New York event takes place approximately every two months in the back room of Jimmy’s No. 43, a cozy pub in the East Village. Expect strange new theatre pieces, comedians’ least-vetted sets, adventurous musical numbers, and every other flavor of artist taking risks and honing their talents on this small stage curated by Sam Reisman and Matt Herzfeld.
43 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
$4 at the door, no drink minimum.
Small history museum dedicated to telling the story of grassroots activism in the Lower East Side and efforts to reclaim community spaces that have been taken over by city bureaucracies and corporations.
A collection of bank and vault locks given to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen by John M. Mossman, who wrote a book called “The Lure of the Lock.” Features 370 locks (many of them 19th century vintage), keys, tools, antebellum curios, rare books, prints, flags, clocks and medals.