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

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06/27/2021

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06/27/2021
06/26/2021
We have so many bike workshops happening each week!  Each Sunday and Wednesday, Join us at the Time's Up Brooklyn Space ...
06/26/2021

We have so many bike workshops happening each week! Each Sunday and Wednesday, Join us at the Time's Up Brooklyn Space for TWO workshops!
5-8pm: Volunteer Bicycle Recycling Days - Our group of volunteer mechanics will be working on recycling and fixing old bikes. Its a great hands on experience in bike maintenance!
5:30-8:30pm: Fix Your Own Bike Workshop - Learn how to fix your own bike with our tools and our expert mechanics!
Check those two events out at the Times Up! Brooklyn Space, on Sundays and Wednesdays, event details in comments!

We have so many bike workshops happening each week! Each Sunday and Wednesday, Join us at the Time's Up Brooklyn Space for TWO workshops!
5-8pm: Volunteer Bicycle Recycling Days - Our group of volunteer mechanics will be working on recycling and fixing old bikes. Its a great hands on experience in bike maintenance!
5:30-8:30pm: Fix Your Own Bike Workshop - Learn how to fix your own bike with our tools and our expert mechanics!
Check those two events out at the Times Up! Brooklyn Space, on Sundays and Wednesdays, event details in comments!

Tonight's full moon celebration at La Plaza community garden
06/25/2021

Tonight's full moon celebration at La Plaza community garden

'Vote For me and I'll set you free' Let's get a NYC mayor that actually controls the police, which has never been the ca...
06/22/2021

'Vote For me and I'll set you free' Let's get a NYC mayor that actually controls the police, which has never been the case in NYC. Let's not let the police divert our democratic process. For example, from 2001-2007 Time's Up environmental organization had been successfully helping to grow the NYC bicycling population which was creating a more sustainable safer city and all the politicians were in favor of increased biking and sustainable urban design. However, the NYPD set about to vigorously attack the growth of cycling and even arrested thousands of bicyclists, issuing tens of thousands of tickets and even going to the point of stealing thousands and thousands of bicycles. Eventually the new critical mass of cyclists helped to create pressure for the new sustainable, safe urban-design we had been asking for. But this is not always the case. The police are constantly going against the politicians that you voted for. So please take this into consideration when you vote today

No Curfew. No Permits. Seems like every couple of years we need to fight for our freedom of assembly which is guaranteed...
06/21/2021
Bicycles and Critical Mass - Still We Ride

No Curfew. No Permits. Seems like every couple of years we need to fight for our freedom of assembly which is guaranteed by the constitution. We have to continuously exercise our rights otherwise we will lose them. Over a decade ago, Time's Up was hit with a huge law suit from New York City regarding rights to assemble and permits. This also included the rights of bicyclists to ride together in the street. We put together a massive legal team which included Norman Siegel, Gideon Oliver, the NLG and NYCLU. We won this battle which resulted in increased bicycling and access to our parks and community gardens, but the fight continues. The documentary below covers this period of conflict that eventually led to a win for bikers and sustainable urban design.

This is a documentary about the development of the use of bicycles and the movement of "Critical Mass", especially in the United States. This documentary exp...

New York City's reclaimed the streets
06/21/2021
Reclaim The Streets (1999)

New York City's reclaimed the streets

Reclaim The Streets which started in England, is a way of drawing attention through direct action art and dance that the urban design of cities were not only...

After New York City tore down the Bandshell and redesigned Tompkins Square Park to prevent Community gatheringsThey prom...
06/20/2021

After New York City tore down the Bandshell and redesigned Tompkins Square Park to prevent Community gatherings
They promised the community that they would never be denied permits for musical events and they would bring in a portable Bandshell Upon Our request of course they lied we must take back our parks.

After New York City tore down the Bandshell and redesigned Tompkins Square Park to prevent Community gatherings
They promised the community that they would never be denied permits for musical events and they would bring in a portable Bandshell Upon Our request of course they lied we must take back our parks.

Outdoor walking tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m. at the Museum of reclaimed Urban space NYC no reserva...
06/19/2021

Outdoor walking tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m. at the Museum of reclaimed Urban space NYC no reservation needed.

Outdoor walking tours every Saturday and Sunday starting at 3 p.m. at the Museum of reclaimed Urban space NYC no reservation needed.

06/19/2021

New York City Park check Friday Night 10 P.M.
Madison Square Park 28 people but
225 at Shake Shack tables. corporate vibe

Union Square Park 285 people 6 cops
Northside private restaurant 85 peeps

Washington Square Park around 750 people 15 Park Police 35 police high-energy vibe free food free clothes live music fire juggling dancing

Tompkins Square Park
285 people 4 police officers Community vibe live music, picnics on the lawn

It seems like Americans are more comfortable with corporate behavior in our public parks than community behavior. We really need to adapt a more European way of using public spaces.

06/17/2021

The Bobs Coaster, aka the Tornado, one of Coney Island’s most beloved thrill rides. Built in 1926, and ignobly demolished in 1978, its sad saga will be only one of the many shared by coaster expert Richard Munch on this week’s Ask the Experts. Join hosts Adam RealMan and Lisa Mangels-Schaefer this Wednesday, 6/16, at 7pm ET, as they take on the twists and turns of Coney Island’s historic roller coasters. For more info and tix: https://www.coneyisland.com/event/asktheexpertsrichardmunch. #coneyislandmuseum #coneyislandusa #coneyisland #americancoasterenthusiasts #rollercoaster #tornado #thrillride #woodenrollercoaster #thrills #amusementpark #beach #boardwalk #summer #historyalive

Check out some of our zine collection in our new video, and follow our Tik Tok!
06/15/2021
Check out some of our zines from our archive, and comment if you caught us at the zine fair on Saturday! #zines #les #nyc #squats #stmarks

Check out some of our zine collection in our new video, and follow our Tik Tok!

MoRUS NYC (@morusnyc) has created a short video on TikTok with music Punk rock riff bundle! Live music!. | Check out some of our zines from our archive, and comment if you caught us at the zine fair on Saturday! #zines #les #nyc #squats #stmarks | 155 Avenue C, between 9th and 10th St.

We must constantly push back efforts to privatize our public spaces.
06/13/2021
save union square 2008

We must constantly push back efforts to privatize our public spaces.

This Rally is a testament to the actions and history that make this park so important to save. Save Union Square. They want to put a high priced restaurant i...

06/12/2021
Come see us at the @8ballcommunity / @printedmatter_stmarks Spring Zine Fair !•St marks b/w 1st and 2nd
06/12/2021

Come see us at the @8ballcommunity / @printedmatter_stmarks Spring Zine Fair !

St marks b/w 1st and 2nd

Excited to join friends + fiends at this Spring Zine fair put on by 8-Ball Community and Printed Matter St. Marks NYC th...
06/12/2021

Excited to join friends + fiends at this Spring Zine fair put on by 8-Ball Community and Printed Matter St. Marks NYC this Saturday, June 12, 11-7pm https://t.co/0UXju9oCB8

06/10/2021

Pink Flowers rocking it at La Plaza Community Garden NYC.
On Saturday night they were kicked out of Tompkins Square Park in the middle of their performance. There's also been heavy curfews at Washington Square Park. Let's stay strong and keep our parks for the people. Our constitution is really clear on this, you have the right to assemble without a permit - especially in a public park.

Event tonight at La Plaza includes Pinc Louds performance at 5:30 and video premiere at 8:30
06/10/2021

Event tonight at La Plaza includes Pinc Louds performance at 5:30 and video premiere at 8:30

Event tonight at La Plaza includes Pinc Louds performance at 5:30 and video premiere at 8:30

Tonight @ La Plaza Community Garden. Event starts at 5, music starts at 5:30 and movie starts at 8:30. See you there!
06/10/2021

Tonight @ La Plaza Community Garden. Event starts at 5, music starts at 5:30 and movie starts at 8:30. See you there!

Tonight @ La Plaza Community Garden. Event starts at 5, music starts at 5:30 and movie starts at 8:30. See you there!

Nothing Yet Community Garden Brooklyn NY Times Up Environmental group tries to start up a new community garden in Willia...
06/10/2021
Nothing Yet Community Garden

Nothing Yet Community Garden Brooklyn NY

Times Up Environmental group tries to start up a new community garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn using mostly donated materials and volunteers. This garden was open to the community for a couple months hosting events and workshops, and then New York City abruptly came to destroy the garden. Although we lost this garden, many of the gardens that exist today were started similarly by community members. About 1 out of 3 gardens that Times Up starts, becomes permanent. There are over 500 community gardens in NYC right now. If you want to start a new garden please let us know, and we will help you!

Footage Courtesy of Times Up
Video Edited by Emily Isabel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl81M4NaOgg

Nothing Yet Community Garden Brooklyn NY Times Up Enviromental group tries to start up a new community garden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn using mostly donated ...

This Saturday June 12th. Come to the Spring Zine Fair!
06/10/2021

This Saturday June 12th. Come to the Spring Zine Fair!

Did you know there are at least two Noah's Ark Museums? One is in Kentucky and the other one is in England.
06/10/2021

Did you know there are at least two Noah's Ark Museums? One is in Kentucky and the other one is in England.

Photos from Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS's post
06/07/2021

Photos from Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - MORUS's post

06/06/2021

Medicinal Garden Workshop La Plaza community garden New York City

Excited to join friends + fiends at this Spring Zine fair put on by @8ballcommunity and @printedmatter_stmarks. •Saturda...
06/05/2021

Excited to join friends + fiends at this Spring Zine fair put on by @8ballcommunity and @printedmatter_stmarks.

Saturday, June 12, on St Marks Place b/w 1st and 2nd Ave.

In celebration of the grassroots reclamation of the Lower East Side’s unused space by gardeners, squatters, and artists—nearby community gardens will be hosting a variety of programs throughout the day, including composting workshops, a poetry reading, concerts, leaf pressings, and more! The fair guide will be in the form of an East Village Fanzine spotlighting local stories, businesses, and organizations.

Flyer by @codydefranco





#morusnyc #printedmatter #zine #zinefair #bookfair #8ball #lowereastside #loisaida #stmarksplace

Special thanks today to all the people who got arrested and work so hard to save our parks and gardens and promote non-p...
05/31/2021
Bicycles and Critical Mass - Still We Ride

Special thanks today to all the people who got arrested and work so hard to save our parks and gardens and promote non-polluting transportation. group bicycle rides were the key to creating more bicycle commuters once we received a critical mass of bike riders we were able to put pressure on the city for sustainable infrastructure bike lanes lead to greenways auto free plazas and everything you enjoy today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNEjGvh60EQ

This is a documentary about the development of the use of bicycles and the movement of "Critical Mass", especially in the United States. This documentary exp...

Press Release: Governors Island, the facts - City Council lets NYC down - Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public - Me...
05/31/2021
Press Release: Governors Island, the facts - City Council lets NYC down - Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public - Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)

Press Release: Governors Island, the facts - City Council lets NYC down - Chin and and Rosenthal dismiss the public - Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sunday May 30, 2021 CONTACT: Roger Manning, Metro Area Governors Island Coalition (M.A.G.I.C.) [email protected] | (email to request phone number) https://govislandcoalition.org Governors Island, the facts – City Council lets NYC down – Chin and and Rosenth...

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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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In NYC and other cities squatting buildings is going to be a possibility again because of the economic effects of Covid. Like it was in the past. Landlords will not be able to pay the taxes and the buildings will go over to the city and those buildings will be available to squat and the NYPD will not have the resources to get people out.
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