Top Five Museums in the West Village, Greenwich Village, and the East Village

Pysanky Eggs at the Ukrainian Museum

There's no denying that New York City has some of the best museums in the world. With so many to choose from, we've made your search easier. Take a look at our top museums in the West Village, Greenwich Village, and the East Village.

#1 Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives, founded in 1969, has grown beyond its initial conception as film preservation showcase and into the world’s largest reference library related to avant-garde cinema, as well as an eclectic film exhibition program. In addition to publishing books and DVDs, this East Village museum also exhibits over 900 screenings annually and typically preserves an average of 25 films per year. One popular event at Anthology Film Archives is NewFilmmakers, which is a weekly series that selects and screens typically overlooked films. Take a look at the Anthology Film Archives calendar to see when to visit. Anthology Film Archives is a short walk from The Jefferson luxury condominums.

#2 The Center for Architecture

The Center for Architecture

The Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village is a vital aspect of this architecturally significant city. With revolving exhibits on urban design, urban planning, architecture, and environmental planning, the Center for Architecture is a leading resource for all those interested in our man-made surroundings. Upcoming exhibitions include the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter 2013 Design Awards and Building Connections 2012, which features an annual exhibit of student work. The Center for Architecture hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. The Center for Architecture is just around the corner from 184 Thompson Street luxury apartments.

#3 The Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan’s East Village is the largest American museum dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Ukrainian people. The collection at the Ukrainian Museum typically falls into one of three categories: Folk art, which features over 8,000 objects including festive and wedding attire, ceramics, and a large collection of pysanky, also known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs; Fine Arts, which includes more than 2,000 paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Ukrainian Artists, typically from the 20th century; and Archives, which includes some 30,000 items ranging from photographs to flyers, all of which document the lives of the Ukrainian People. Ukrainian Museum hours are Wednesday - Sunday 11:30 am - 5:00 pm.

#4 Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

At first sight, the Ground Zero Museum Workshop may appear small for a museum, but soon the magnitude of the content is taken in, and size is forgotten. After the September 11th attacks, photographer Marlon Suson was assigned the role of Official Photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniformed Firefighter’s Association. The profound collection at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in the West Village aims to raise awareness and honor the victims of 9/11. Ground Zero Museum Workshop tour hours are Sunday & Monday 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 11:00 am & 1:00 pm, Wednesday 11:00 am, and Saturday 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm. Reservations are needed. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is in walking distance from The Gansevoort luxury condominiums

#5 Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space


The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in the East Village preserves the history of grassroots movements, reclaimed gardens, and squats in the neighborhood. This isn’t your ordinary history museum. Through narrated photograph exhibits and walking tours, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is a unconventional, living part of history. One of the most unique aspects of the Museum is that it is managed by the very people the museum is about. Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space hours are Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm.


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