Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), New York City

4.6
#100 of 117 in Museums in New York City
As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innovative, sustainable concepts and designs have since spread out to the rest of the city and beyond.

Museum entry is free.

For more information, please visit:

Website: http://www.morusnyc.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MoRUSNYC

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/reclaimedurbanspace
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  • Interesting info on modern history of East village - community gardens, cycling, squatting and punk scene. Worth a visit. Spent around 30 mins here.  more »
  • The museum covers the history of squatters in the Lower East Side and the East Village through the use of text, images, videos, and materials. It presents an interesting perspective regarding inequali...  more »
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  • Cute little museum of one of the most interesting faces of the city. The punk exhibition was nice, and the gallery in the basement about the movement of urban green spaces in the East Village is beautifully explained.
  • Everybody should visit this museum located in Alphabet City/Manhattan. It tells the history of the struggles in NYC related to the use of the space, like housing, public spaces, transportation. You can buy some zines, bottons, stickers and T-shirts there. It is a good way to know more about the real NYC.
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