10. The Borough President’s Office Is Also a Gallery
The Manhattan Municipal Building’s office of Manhattan Borough President is also home to a a little known art gallery with rotating exhibits, called the Maggi Peyton Gallery, in honor of a woman the office describes as “a politico, feminist, and longtime aide (and curator of the gallery) to Manhattan Borough Presidents.”
An exhibit in March for Women’s History Month, featured a wide array of pins, photographs, posters, clothing, and political memorabilia dedicated to women’s political history. The recent exhibition in October, “Better with Age,” featured works from artists over 60 years of age, selected by a jury.