If you hate white space, you’ll love this place. Enter the City Reliquary [370 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211] through the turnstile to discover a collection of quirky trinkets that sing the song of NYC’s history.
It’s decorated in what I like to call organized clutter.
There are collections galore, I felt like I was in the little mermaids cavern filled with dinglehoppers. In this case, statue of liberty’s.
There is a shrine to Jackie Robinson along with Brooklyn Dodger relics, a plethora of seltzer bottles, subway handles, world fair memorabilia, and classic blue to-go coffee cups.
You’ll find local lore like the alligator in the sewer.
Notice the interactive spots, take the chance to listen to The Bridge by saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
Go outside and hang out in the backyard where you’ll find mosaics, murals, and more.
It’s a small museum filled with small picture odds and ends, artifacts that translate into a picture of local history. $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for all museum employees.