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City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue at Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn
The City Reliquary has the distinction of being a window museum. People in the community pass it daily on their way to and from the subway, the grocery, or the coffee shop, or they stumble across it when they're walking home from work via a different route. It is either an integrated part of their daily landscape, or a personal discovery. In either case, passersby are offered a kind of ownership that major institutions strive for in their public relations campaigns, but rarely achieve. We aim to be a humble but effective hub, of many sorts - historical, cultural, and social. We offer historical displays of modest ephemera - bits of bridges, old postcards, etc. We organize events - Collector's Night, Bike Fetish Day, September 11 Memorials, Bike Rides, Writing Contests. We've also started a community mini-garden movement in old bathtubs in front of our windows, and we broadcast a monthly radio show through a local internet station. We post neighborhood-related political information, and in general act as "the water cooler" of the neighborhood

Access: Open weekends 12-6pm and always on view are the Window Displays of Fabulous Collections
URL: www.cityreliquary.org
Category: Museum Collections


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