I've always wanted to go to the Museum of City of New York but hesitated a bit because it means a trip to East Harlem. Actually the express train to 110th Street was pretty quick but I still managed to get lost in Central Park on my way to the museum. Which wasn't that bad as I discovered a beautiful waterfall of which existence I had no idea before.
And the museum itself was definitely worth the trouble. Beautiful building and interesting exhibitions. Definitely recommending!
I mainly went there for the Mac Conner's illustrations exhibition: A New York Life
McCauley (“Mac”) Conner (born 1913) grew up admiring Norman Rockwell magazine covers in his father’s general store. He arrived in New York as a young man to work on wartime Navy publications and stayed on to make a career in the city’s vibrant publishing industry. The exhibition presents Conner’s hand-painted illustrations for advertising campaigns and women’s magazines like Redbook and McCall’s, made during the years after World War II when commercial artists helped to redefine American style and culture.