THE CLOISTERS

THE CLOISTERS

art & design
upper manhattan
listings

THE CLOISTERS

99 Margaret Corbin Dr, New York, NY 10040, USA
back to list

The Cloisters and the surrounding Fort Tryon Park lie at the very northernmost point of the island of Manhattan. Originally a heroic undertaking financed by an endowment from John D. Rockefeller Jr., the Cloisters aimed to bring slices of Medieval Europe to New York City, which proved to be an impressive feat: between 1934 and 1938 five French cloistered abbeys, specifically Saint-Michel-de-CuxaSaint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Bonnefont-en-Comminges, Trie-en-Bigorre, and Froville were taken apart meticulously, marked for reassembly, and then shipped brick by brick to Fort Tryon Park where they were to be reassembled to hold an impressive collection of some five-thousand pieces of Medieval art curated by George Grey Barnard, purchased by the Rockefellers, and donated to the museum.

The generosity of the Rockefeller family knew no bounds, as evidenced by a swift purchase of miles and miles of acreage directly across the Hudson, deeding them to the state of New Jersey and ensuring that no development could ever take place—forever preserving the view from across the river.

You May Also Like

Gucci Soho Store Location

GUCCI

fashion
film
shopping
soho
listings
63 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Occupying the site of a former pencil factory in a 155-year-old landmark-protected building, Gucci’s Wooster Street destination is nothing short of spectacular.
Banter New York

BANTER

food & drink
restaurants
west village
listings
169 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Australians seem to always know what they’re doing when it comes to coffee shops and cafés, and Banter is no exception.
KING

KING

food & drink
restaurants
soho
listings
18 King St, New York, NY 10014
With a daily changing menu, King, located on the corner of King Street and Sixth Avenue, makes a damn fine case for dining on seasonal Southern Italian fare every night of the week.
Club Room NYC Soho Grand

CLUB ROOM

bars & nightlife
entertainment
soho
listings
310 West Broadway, New York NY 10013
Club Room embodies New York nightlife: glamorous and swanky, filled with music that shimmers with hope and crackles with stakes.
CERVO'S

CERVO'S

food & drink
restaurants
lower east side
listings
43 Canal St, New York, NY 10002
The team behind Cervo’s has mastered the art of deceptively simple food. If you love seafood, small plates, and a well-curated wine list, this place is a must.
SMILE TO GO

SMILE TO GO

food & drink
restaurants
soho
listings
22 Howard St, New York, NY 10013
From the team behind popular, subterranean café The Smile, Smile to Go offers health-focused Mediterranean-inspired fare for people on the move.
FAIRFAX

FAIRFAX

food & drink
west village
listings
234 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014
With its worn leather couches, rugs, coffee tables, indoor plants, and selection of art, Fairfax is your new home away from home.
LUCIEN

LUCIEN

food & drink
east village
listings
14 1st Avenue #1, New York, NY 10009
For moody and timeless French bistro vibes, drop by this 20-year-old corner storefront where hungry locals flock for brunch or late-night eats.
Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600