City Reliquary Museum
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, NYC, US
(Photos/words © urban75, Dec 2006
The City Reliquary is a sort of DIY museum stuffed full of old bits of New York, including a chunk of metal off Williamsburg Bridge, old coins, a sand bucket, discarded false teeth, 'an aquatic fruit found in the Hudson River' and a little bottle of soil taken from a small island in New York bay.
Initially a window only display in Grand Street, the museum opened up an indoor space in April, 2006 a few blocks away at 370 Metropolitan Ave.
The people behind the museum - who clearly don't take themselves too seriously - describe the City Reliquary as a "pleasant and safe place for people to gather, relax, disseminate information, and enjoy the comradery provided by a city of over eight million people."
They also put on community events ('Sidewalk receptions') that look like a whole lot of fun. We like them.
Grand Street window display
Main museum, 370 Metropolitan Ave
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