The Museum of the City of New York opened its groundbreaking exhibition “New York at its Core,” which offers a comprehensive look at New York City’s 400-year history and the people, places and events that shaped the capital city of the world. This first-ever permanent exhibition for the Museum is the culmination of a five-year, $10 million renovation that will become a must-see attraction for New Yorkers and travelers from around the world. “New York at Its Core” is shaped around the key themes of Money, Density, Diversity, and Creativity, bringing New York City’s history alive through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and visions of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers.
“”New York at Its Core” is a dramatic statement that our dynamic and diverse city is central to the Museum’s identity and mission of bringing history to life for New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds as well as the thousands of tourists who come here,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Never before has the entire dramatic story of New York’s successive cycles of challenges and reinvention been told with more precision, passion, humanity, or excitement.”