Coney Island Museum

Allison and Katherine

If there’s one thing Allison hates more than apostrophe mistakes, it’s taxidermy. Why would the Coney Island Museum have taxidermy? Who knows? Just to piss Allison off? Other than that, the overpriced Coney Island Museum, located in, yes, you guessed it, Coney Island, contained ephermera from the Island’s heyday and a strange light exhibit about the day the whole area burned to the ground. Surprisingly light on funnel cakes and freakshows.

Coney Island Museum: 3 stars


Hello, World

This is a really serious piece

Hello and welcome to the New York Museum Project.

We are Duncan, Katherine and Allison, a bio-chemist, a brand consultant and a fiction writer, determined to visit every museum in the 5 boroughs of New York in one year.

In the General Store at Historic Richmondtown

The rules: Museums need to be visited by at least 2 of the 3 members of the group. If 2 of us have already been to the museum, it need not be visited again for this project. Museums that are crossed off the list include:

Wave Hill

Chelsea Art Museum

Cooper Union’s Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

Tenement Museum

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

Socrates Sculpture Park

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the Moving Image

American Museum of Natural History

Center for Architecture

Rubin Museum of Art

The Cloisters – medieval art collection

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Modern Art (“MoMA”)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Museum

Asia Society

Frick Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”)

Neue Galerie

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Center for Jewish History

By our count, there are 110 museums in the New York City region. So far we have seen 23 of them. That leaves 88 to visit. Looking for one of us? Try the museum.