Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS Located in the East Village, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is a living archive of urban activism. As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action.
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It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innovative, sustainable concepts and designs have since spread out to the rest of the city and beyond. Museum entry is free. For more information, please visit: Website: http://www.morusnyc.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/MoRUSNYC Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/reclaimedurbanspace

Mission: The mission of the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) is to preserve history and promote scholarship of grassroots urban space activism by researching and archiving efforts to create community spaces. We will also exhibit materials that document these actions, to educate people on the political implications of reclaimed space.

Operating as usual

Let's start the healing processWorking together with our community we can spread the love and sustainabilityinstead of c...
12/27/2020

Let's start the healing process
Working together with our community we can spread the love and sustainability
instead of complaining about what we don't want why not just support what we do want and they'll be more of it.

NEW BOOK / History of the East Village & Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Did you know that mayor Giuliani tried to destr...
12/23/2020
History of the East Village & Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

NEW BOOK / History of the East Village & Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Did you know that mayor Giuliani tried to destroy all the community gardens
and how grass roots activism helped make east coast cities more sustainable.
https://issuu.com/museumofreclaimedurbanspace/docs/morus_layout_for_issuu_2

As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innov...

Fly Orr and Bill discussing Fly's original drawing about wearing masks, Black Block in the late 90's, early 2,000's vers...
12/22/2020
Fly Orr at Morus Holiday Market

Fly Orr and Bill discussing Fly's original drawing about wearing masks, Black Block in the late 90's, early 2,000's versus covid now, 20 years later, at MORUS Holiday Market this past weekend. To wear a mask or not to wear a mask.

Fly Orr and Bill discussing Fly's original drawing about wearing masks, Black Block in the late 90's, early 2,000's versus covid now, 20 years later at MORUS Holiday Market this past weekend. To wear a mask or not to wear a mask.

Fix your own bicycle workshop every Wednesday and Sunday from  5:30 till 8:30  At the times up Brooklyn space 99 South  ...
12/22/2020

Fix your own bicycle workshop every Wednesday and Sunday from 5:30 till 8:30 At the times up Brooklyn space 99 South
6 Street in Williamsburg.

12/22/2020
Urbanist

Urbanist

New York City LIVE: Quiet Morning Stroll in Nolita and SoHo

12/19/2020

@ MORUS Holiday Market

This Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm, the second annual MoRUS holiday market.•Featuring zines, postcards, prints, patches...
12/17/2020

This Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm, the second annual MoRUS holiday market.

Featuring zines, postcards, prints, patches, jewelry, hand-knitted hats, books, and more by artist activists Fly Orr @fly_peops, Carla Cubit @musicnewyorker, and Seth Tobocman.
Museum of reclaimed urban space 155 AVE C NYC
#les #sethtobocman #eastvillage #morusnyc #radicalholiday #supportlocal

This Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm, the second annual MoRUS holiday market.•Featuring zines, postcards, prints, patches...
12/17/2020

This Saturday and Sunday from 1-6pm, the second annual MoRUS holiday market.

Featuring zines, postcards, prints, patches, jewelry, hand-knitted hats, books, and more by artist activists Fly Orr @fly_peops, Carla Cubit @musicnewyorker, and Seth Tobocman.



#les #sethtobocman #eastvillage #morusnyc #radicalholiday #supportlocal

12/17/2020
NowThis

NowThis

Whistleblower and former COVID-19 data scientist Rebekah Jones’ home was raided with her children inside on Dec 7 — and newly released bodycam footage shows what happened (warning: distressing)

Please visit the museum this weekend for our Second Annual MORUS Holiday Market, Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, Dec...
12/16/2020

Please visit the museum this weekend for our Second Annual MORUS Holiday Market, Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, December 20th, 1pm-6pm.
Zines, postcards, prints, hand - made cards, patches, and more by Fly.
Black Lives Matter themed jewelry, hand knitted hats and tote bags by Carla Cubit.
Artwork, books and t-shirts by Seth Tobocman.

While you’re here, explore our two exhibits: How Green Is My City?, From New York to the World with Green Map, and Plywood Portraits: Black Lives Matter, featuring barriers and street art—including the work of the anonymous @captain_eyeliner whose stickers are on sale at the museum in support of the Martha P Johnson Foundation—from Soho during this year’s uprising.

Our Radical History Walking Tours will still take place this Saturday and Sunday at 3pm ($20 per person, no RSVP required).

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/12/10/to-the-barricades-the-red-house-and-the-future-of-eviction-defense/
12/12/2020
To the Barricades: The Red House and the Future of Eviction Defense - CounterPunch.org

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/12/10/to-the-barricades-the-red-house-and-the-future-of-eviction-defense/

Portland, Oregon has been in the headlines again over the last few days, and this trend will continue. The reasons for the headlines will vary depending on who you ask. If you ask the far right they will say something about Antifa terrorists having violent confrontations with the police because they...

12/09/2020
No Police State Girl

No Police State Girl

Displaying Black Lives Matter banners & vending #blacklivesmatter necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each during the Union Square Greenmarket, Farmers Market @ Union Square Park & missing the Union Square Holiday Market that has been canceled this year.

Government spying on political activist usually is combined  with Misinformation & propaganda Which can confuse people a...
12/09/2020
Uncovering The 'Truth' Behind Lennon's FBI Files

Government spying on political activist usually is combined with Misinformation & propaganda Which can confuse people and misrepresent your message .It also attracts crazy people to come after you.
Our government needs to stop spying & infiltrating and creating propaganda around political issues and dividing community groups and they also need to Correct the damage of the past.

In 1971, the FBI put John Lennon under surveillance because of his anti-war activities. The INS tried to deport him a year later. Historian Jon Wiener spoke to Terry Gross in 2000 about the Nixon administration's campaign to deport Lennon — and then Wiener's own fight to get the FBI to release Len...

12/07/2020

Mayor Giuliani tried to destroy every community garden.
Years ago in New York city the administration Was not very friendly or intelligent concerning sustainable urban design.
They were actually focus more on destroying Parks and every community garden.Special thanks To all the community activist That protected our parks & Gardens And pushed for sustainable urban design Despite Constant harassment and thousands of arrests.

Getting rid of Trump it's just one part of the problem we have to begin the healing process In America.Make your New Yea...
12/07/2020

Getting rid of Trump it's just one part of the problem we have to begin the healing process In America.
Make your New Year's resolution in support of a Future positive community building relationships with your neighbors and your planet. Spread the #love not hate

Getting rid of Trump it's just one part of the problem we have to begin the healing process In America.
Make your New Year's resolution in support of a Future positive community building relationships with your neighbors and your planet. Spread the #love not hate

NYC radical bookstore Bluestockings is back—and they need your help.
12/07/2020
NYC radical bookstore Bluestockings is back—and they need your help.

NYC radical bookstore Bluestockings is back—and they need your help.

YES! The volunteer-run, collectively owned radical bookstore and activist center Bluestockings is reopening in a new location after shutting down over the summer and fall. In July, Bluestockings an…

12/06/2020
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS
12/06/2020

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS

While it has been a chaotic year for us all, we hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and with loved ones as we enter the holiday season.
This Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space to help us reclaim history, build community, and expand our educational programming.
As we begin to organize new exhibits and workshops for the upcoming year, we want to remind you that MoRUS is completely volunteer run. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and go directly towards our 2021 programming. Please donate at: http://www.morusnyc.org/support-us/donate/
Or, if you would prefer, mail us a tax-deductible check, made payable to Time’s Up (our partner organization and fiscal sponsor), and mail it to:
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
All donations over $50 will receive a complementary hard copy of our new museum catalogue upon request.
Thank you again for your continued support!
#GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2020

12/05/2020
12/04/2020
Rant

Rant

Dubai Has 13 Billion Empty Man-Made Islands!

While it has been a chaotic year for us all, we hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and with loved ones as we enter ...
12/01/2020

While it has been a chaotic year for us all, we hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and with loved ones as we enter the holiday season.
This Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space to help us reclaim history, build community, and expand our educational programming.
As we begin to organize new exhibits and workshops for the upcoming year, we want to remind you that MoRUS is completely volunteer run. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and go directly towards our 2021 programming. Please donate at: http://www.morusnyc.org/support-us/donate/
Or, if you would prefer, mail us a tax-deductible check, made payable to Time’s Up (our partner organization and fiscal sponsor), and mail it to:
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
All donations over $50 will receive a complementary hard copy of our new museum catalogue upon request.
Thank you again for your continued support!
#GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2020

While it has been a chaotic year for us all, we hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and with loved ones as we enter ...
11/29/2020

While it has been a chaotic year for us all, we hope this post finds you safe, healthy, and with loved ones as we enter the holiday season.

This Giving Tuesday, we hope that you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space to help us reclaim history, build community, and expand our educational programming.

As we begin to organize new exhibits and workshops for the upcoming year, we want to remind you that MoRUS is completely volunteer run. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and go directly towards our 2021 programming. Please donate at: http://www.morusnyc.org/support-us/donate/

Or, if you would prefer, mail us a tax-deductible check, made payable to Time’s Up (our partner organization and fiscal sponsor), and mail it to:

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

All donations over $50 will receive a complementary hard copy of our new museum catalogue upon request.

Thank you again for your continued support!

#GivingTuesday #givingtuesday2020

Thank you Bill Weinberg for the write up in the newest issue of Fifth Estate. •Join for a Radical History walking tour t...
11/29/2020

Thank you Bill Weinberg for the write up in the newest issue of Fifth Estate.

Join for a Radical History walking tour today! Saturday and Sundays at 3pm. $20 per person, no rsvp required.

Our regular Radical History Walking Tours at 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays explore the struggle for reclaimed urban space and sustainable community on the Lower East Side—which has the highest concentration of community gardens and squats of any neighborhood in the country.



#morusnyc #walkingtours #radicalhistory #lowereastside #les #eastvillage

Thank you Bill Weinberg for the write-up in the Winter Issue of Fifth Estate.Show up for your tour today! Our tours are ...
11/29/2020

Thank you Bill Weinberg for the write-up in the Winter Issue of Fifth Estate.

Show up for your tour today! Our tours are held at 3pm every Saturday AND Sunday.

Led by local activists, our regular Radical History Walking Tours at 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays explore the struggle for reclaimed urban space and sustainable community on the Lower East Side—which has the highest concentration of community gardens and squats of any neighborhood in the country.

Join us for a unique and informative as well as entertaining 90 minutes. No RSVP needed, $20 per person.

Address

155 Avenue C
New York, NY
10009

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:30 - 18:00
Thursday 11:30 - 18:00
Friday 11:30 - 18:00
Saturday 11:30 - 18:00
Sunday 11:30 - 18:00

Telephone

(646) 340-8341

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As a living history of urban activism, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) chronicles the East Village community’s history of grassroots action. It celebrates the local activists who transformed abandoned spaces and vacant lots into vibrant community spaces and gardens. Many of these innovative, sustainable concepts and designs have since spread out to the rest of the city and beyond. Museum entry is free. For more information, please visit: Website: http://www.morusnyc.org/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/morusnyc

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MoRUSNYC

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/reclaimedurbanspace

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Happy to announce the Museum of reclaimed Urban space has now opened. we have two new indoor exhibits green sustainable Urban mapping and black lives matter photography exhibit MORUS Is located at 155 AVE C
Happy to announce the Museum of reclaimed Urban space has now opened. we have two new indoor exhibits green sustainable Urban mapping and black lives matter photography exhibit MORUS Is located at 155 AVE C NYC
Museum of reclaimed Urban space opens today 155 Avenue C between 9th and 10th Street NYC two new exhibits first Green apple map presents green sustainable Urban mapping
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