Leo Baeck Institute is a research library and archive that contains the most significant collection of source material relating to the history of German-speaking Jewry, from its origins to its tragic destruction by the Nazis and continuing to the present day.
Our mission is to exhibit, preserve and foster the creation of LGBTQ art and artists which speaks directly to a gay and lesbian experience, including erotic, political, romantic and social imagery. We embrace this rich creative history by informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter our doors.
This steam-powered, 174-ft vessel originally built for the Lighthouse Service and Coast Guard. It is on the north side of Pier 40.
This lighthouse is no longer in service, but remains by the George Washington Bridge.
Louis Armstrong was one of the legendary forefathers of American jazz music. The house remains just as it was when the Armstrongs lived here. It is furnished with paintings, objets d'art and souvenirs from the couple's world travels. A 40-minute guided house tour starts every hour on the hour.
LESHP programs are organized and operated by community historians, educators, artists, activists and preservationists dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the history, culture and community of the Lower East Side.
For 19th- and early 20th century immigrants, the Lower East Side was the gateway to America. On guided tours, visitors explore restored apartments in 97 Orchard Street, an 1863 tenement building, and learn about real families who once lived there.
The services at this mezzanine-level visitor center are often overlooked‚ customers can check coats and packages and receive shopping assistance. The staff is multilingual, professional and can answer general questions about visiting New York City.
The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only family home preserved intact‚ inside and out‚ from the 19th century. Complete with the family's original furnishings and personal possessions, the house offers a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life in New York City from 1835-1865.
Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.