Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
This museum of the East Village's urban activism covers key events from the 1980s to the present, during which period the city's public housing was often woefully mismanaged and hundreds of apartments lay abandoned and crumbling. 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.