Friday, December 23, 2016
The Irregular Guide to New York City Entry #19: The Elevator Museum
Located in an alleyway on the border between Chinatown and Tribeca in downtown New York City, resides possibly the worlds’ smallest museum, a home to overlooked modern-day artifacts of humanism and beauty from cultures around the world.
At the bottom of a defunct elevator shaft-way, in the bowels of what was once a garment factory on lower Broadway, visitors can lose themselves among hundreds of items and their subsequent stories.
Each object is accompanied by a number which directs you to a detailed story that can be found in the museum guide or in the audio guide, accessible through any mobile phone.
Objects on display at Museum include a toothpaste tube collection and the infamous shoe that was thrown at President George W. Bush's head.