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America's Strangest Museums

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Garrett Ziegler

Bananas, bad art, and barbed wire are among the quirky collections on proud display.

The Museum, New York City

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Within a freight elevator in a building on a TriBeCa side street, this 60-square-foot space simply named The Museum is one of New York City’s best-kept secrets. The collection of everyday and esoteric items—plastic vomit; the shoe hurled at President George W. Bush; toothpaste tubes; Disney bulletproof children’s backpacks—reflects the tastes of its founders, filmmakers Alex Kalman and Benny and Josh Safdie. The Museum has been open since early 2013 on weekends only, but a glass peephole allows a look inside 24/7. mmuseumm.com

America's Strangest Museums

The Museum, New York City

Within a freight elevator in a building on a TriBeCa side street, this 60-square-foot space simply named The Museum is one of New York City’s best-kept secrets. The collection of everyday and esoteric items—plastic vomit; the shoe hurled at President George W. Bush; toothpaste tubes; Disney bulletproof children’s backpacks—reflects the tastes of its founders, filmmakers Alex Kalman and Benny and Josh Safdie. The Museum has been open since early 2013 on weekends only, but a glass peephole allows a look inside 24/7. mmuseumm.com

Garrett Ziegler
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