"More museums at 5th avenue" Upper East Side Tip by mindcrime

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  Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
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      Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum
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  • Jewish museum - New York City
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Although Metropolitan museum and Guggenheim are the must do museums on 5 avenue there are some other smaller museums there and don?t forget that this part of 5th avenue is called Museum Mile!

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum at 2 East 91st street and 5th avenue. Tel:212.849.8400
Ok, decorative and design arts are not my cup of tee but in case you?re interested it probably will have something for you like house furniture, graphic design etc. The old mansion was built in 1903 and I noticed a beautiful back garden (see pic 1). The museum houses more than 250,000 items and its open daily. The entrance fee is $15

The Jewish Museum at 1109 5th avenue(at 92nd street) tel:212.423.3200
It?s the largest jewish museum in the west and presents the history of jewish identity through the ages. The exhibits are in chronological order so better start your visit from the fourth floor. The museum is closed on Fridays, the entrance fee is $12 and free on Saturdays!

Academy museum at 1083 5th avenue(at 89th street)
Founded in 1825, the National Academy is a school of fine arts and also a museum that houses more than 5.000 works of the last two centuries. Because of the decoration it feels like you are in a fancy house looking at personal paintings of the owner! The entrance fee is $10 and there is a tour every Friday for $5. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Address: 5th avenue, museum mile
Directions: take train 4,5,6 to 86th street, walk west and turn right at 5th avenue
Phone: 212-721-3689

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  • Written Jul 27, 2008
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