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New York City Museums

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, at sunset - 20170625

Museums in New York

The City of New York often called New York is the largest city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the cultural, financial, and media capital of the United States and exerts a significant impact on commerce, entertainment, fashion and the arts. As home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important centre for international diplomacy.

New York has some of the greatest museums of the world. Featured currently on “Joy of Museums” are the following:

New York

  • City:                         New York
  • Country:                  United States
  • State:                        New York
  • Settled:                    1624
  • Consolidated:         1898
  • Named for:             James, Duke of York
  • Population:             8.6 million

Map of New York


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