The Museum had a leak at the end of last year which traveled throughout two floors of the building. Although it caused some cosmetic damage, it luckily avoided all that was on view, including loans and our collection. Therefore, MCNY will close for necessary building repairs beginning on Monday, January 11. Repairs are expected to be completed in mid-February.
MCNY is very proud and grateful that, thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), our newest exhibition “New York Responds: The First Six Months” is fully available online. In addition, the Museum's exhibition-related virtual educational and public programming will continue as planned during this period of closure.
Where We Are
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St.
Ramp access @ 104th St.
New York, NY 10029
to 104th St.
Lexington Ave. train to 103rd St., walk 3 blocks West
Train to Central Park North / 110th St. Walk one block East to Fifth Ave., then South to 104th St.
Citi Bike to Fifth Ave @ 103rd St.
Free WiFi access is available throughout the building as well as on the Front Terrace.
Feel free to text, post, and share what you see during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries.
Still photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography are not permitted.
Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted. However, pens, paints, and easels are not permitted.
Coat check is currently closed in order to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Single strollers are permitted in the galleries, at the discretion of gallery guards. The Museum will not hold or store luggage. All bags are subject to inspection.
Can I donate objects to the Museum’s collection?
We cannot accept materials without prior approval. Please send a description of your proposed donation, as well as photographs or scans, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum strives to accommodate visitors of all abilities.
- Ramp access is available on East 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
- The wheelchair lift in Ronay Menschel Hall can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs.).
- Wheelchairs are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).
- All exhibition videos are open captioned.
- Assistive listening devices are available for Timescapes and programs in Ronay Menschel Hall.
- Sign language interpretation and specialized descriptive tours are available upon advance request.
- Noise reduction headphones are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).
The Museum of the City of New York is committed to being accessible to all, and we have worked hard to ensure that this website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you encounter problems accessing our online content or have suggestions or questions, please let us know. We will do our best to get you what you need. You can reach us by e-mail at email@example.com. Please included 'Website Accessibility' in the subject line.