Museum NYC, a Secret “Gallery” Space in the Financial District

This is so cool, one of those great hidden New York City things that you can show off to friends and family and out-of-town visitors for years to come and feel all underground and in-the-know. In fact, it's so cool that even if you go by yourself, and never tell anyone, it's STILL cool. It's called, simply, Museum, it's tucked away on one of Manhattan's few alleyways–in this case, on the Financial District's Cortlandt Alley–and all of its objects, mostly personal and found items, are displayed on shelves within an 80-square-feet freight elevator. As far as we can tell, Museum is only "open" on weekends, but you can peer through slots in the metal gate at any time, day and night, which, we think, makes it even MORE cool.

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