Mmuseumm

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Mmuseummm, Cortland Alley, NYC museums
  • Mmuseumm, the quirky museum hidden in a Chinatown elevator shaft, is opening a second location this weekend in Tribeca, and it’s in a 20-square-foot storefront window. [NYT]
  • Here’s 15 historic, opulent private clubs that still exist in NYC. [Refinery 29]
  • The MTA has released the Second Avenue Subway Simulator to give New Yorkers a taste of riding the new line. [NY1]
  • This 3D-printed sofa only weighs 5.5 pounds. [Contemporist]
  • A Brooklyn couple made their 690-square-foot Williamsburg loft feel enormous. [Apartment Therapy]
  • The first ice cream ad ever ran in May 1774 in the New-York Gazette. [Mental Floss]

Images: Mmuseumm in Chinatown (L); Second Avenue Subway construction (R)

Art, Chinatown

Mmuseummm, Cortland Alley, NYC museums

Looking for something off-the-beaten-path to do this Halloweekend? Mmuseumm might be right up your alley. And speaking of alleys, it’s located on Cortland Alley in Chinatown within a single, abandoned elevator shaft.

The 60-square-foot Mmuseumm is a modern natural history museum that exhibits contemporary artifacts, illustrating “the complexities of the modern world.” Its eclectic collection of everyday items includes toothpaste tubes from around the world and papers left behind in copy machines.  It even manages to fit a gift shop and café in its tiny footprint.

More info on the museum here