10 More Obscure NYC Museums: Trash Museum, Earth Room, Houdini Museum, Postal Museum, MoMath, MoRUS, Waterfront Museum

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Last year, we rounded up 10 of our favorite off-the-radar museums in New York City, from the Troll Museum to the museum that’s just in a freight elevator. It’s been so popular, we’re expanding that list with ten more unique finds.

1. Treasures in the Trash Art Gallery

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When was the last time you visited your local sanitation garage for a gallery tour?  Over the course of 33 years, sanitation worker Nelson Molina has collected thousands of items that can tell stories about NYC and its people arguably better than any hallowed institution could. His carefully curated collection titled “The Treasures in the Trash Museum” has its home in a sanitation garage on the Upper East Side. Though it’s not normally open to the public, you can get access during Open House New York weekend. Check out this article for more photos.

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