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Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

  • 155 Ave. C Map It
  • East Village

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Opened in late 2012, this self-described "living archive of urban activism" covers the vexatious postwar period in New York, during which the city's public housing was often woefully mismanaged and hundreds of apartments lay abandoned and crumbling. Zines, photographs, and videos fill the small exhibit space inside a tenement's storefront and its basement. Squatters, community gardens, the Tompkins Square riots, and the renaissance of bicycling in the city are all given their due, as is Occupy Wall Street. Tours of community gardens, activist landmarks, and other squats, both legal and otherwise, are also run by the museum.

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C-Squat, 155 Ave. C, between 9th and 10th sts., New York, New York, 10009, USA

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  • $5 suggested donation; tours $20
  • Thurs.–Sun. and Tues. 11–7


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