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Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)

155 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5410
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14 Nov 2016
“Interesting but you may not agree with their views”
31 Mar 2016
“Packed full of information”
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155 Avenue C, New York City, NY 10009-5410
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

This museum tells the story of squatters in the Lower East Side and East Village of Manhattan. It also talks about some of the community gardens and Occupy Wall Street,. The museum has a suggested donation of $5, which seemed reasonable to me. In the...More

Thank Gordon175
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The walking tour didn't cover a great distance but it was chock full of interesting history of the Lower East Side. Bill was part of the history, having lived there since the 1960s, and his knowledge and enthusiasm for the area was inspirational. We spent...More

Thank Chrisco186225
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Bullet Space, an artists' collective and gallery on Third Street between Avenue C and Avenue D, is the first of the 11 former LES squats to be turned over to its residents. It was open to the public for free one weekend in October but...More

Thank JHannah426
Reviewed 14 May 2014

On a rainy afternoon, we found the walking tour, led by bicycle activist, who lives in a squat himself, quite enlightening. The history of the abandonment of the lower East Side in the 70s by landowners, and the city. Of the community who "reclaimed" the...More

2  Thank M0Maren
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Midway down Avenue C is a very cool little museum. For a donation you can see the history of the Occupy Movement, Tompkins Square Riots and the fight for squatter rights. There is not a lot of information here but there are great pictures and...More

1  Thank paul d
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We received a groupon good for a tour for 2 from our kids who live in the city. Not being especially political people, with an unfavorable impression of the safety of the lower east side, we were skeptical about doing this. Even on a cold...More

3  Thank DT25
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Took a tour of the gardens and squats led by a guide who has been squatting here for 20 years. I thought the tour was fascinating because it took us inside some of the squats and you got to learn about the history of this...More

2  Thank 504
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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