Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS), New York City

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The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is a not-for profit museum dedicated to archiving the history of community gardens, squatting, and grassroots environmental activism of the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Located in the storefront of C-Squat at 155 Avenue C, the museum documents how neighborhood residents transformed abandoned spaces and lots in the neighborhood into squats and gardens. By preserving the neighborhood's history, the museum aims to educate and thereby empower communities and individuals to keep this form of sustainable, community-based activism alive.
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  • Interesting info on modern history of East village - community gardens, cycling, squatting and punk scene. Worth a visit. Spent around 30 mins here.  more »
  • The museum covers the history of squatters in the Lower East Side and the East Village through the use of text, images, videos, and materials. It presents an interesting perspective regarding...  more »
  • Museum dedicated to the activists fighting steam-roller development as well as progressive urban living, like biking culture.
  • It celebrated the activists working to make New York a kinder place to be. Truly lovely and inspiring

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