Forbes Magazine Galleries
On the ground floor of the Forbes Building are the Forbes Magazine Galleries (62 5th Ave., near 12th St., 212/206-5548, www.forbesgalleries.com, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tues.–Wed. and Fri.–Sat., free admission). The museum is best known for its fabulous collection of Fabergé eggs—perfect in their miniature beauty—but you’ll also find much else of interest.
Highlights include over 500 toy boats, 12,000 toy soldiers, lots of historical documents, and a weird and wacky trophy section called the “Mortality of Immortality.” Everything was collected by idiosyncratic media tycoon Malcolm Forbes, and the whole place feels like the giant playhouse of a precocious kid.
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition