The Museum of the City of New York, one of the northern anchors of Museum Mile, is getting an extreme makeover, designed by museum specialists Polshek Partnership Architects, the folks behind the Brooklyn Museum's glassy apron. Look for a 2.5-story addition to go up out back of the existing 1932 Fifth Avenue building by 2008. The public gallery portion of the annex will be integrated with an entranceway through the central rotunda staircase. No luck yet on the renderings front, but maybe if we've been very, very good, they'll arrive in our inbox soon. More renovations are planned through 2012. Perhaps by then 103rd Street won't seem so far north anymore. In the meantime, you can show your East Harlem cred (see "I'm a Neighbor") at the door and get in free!
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