Volume 79, Number 5 | July 8 - 14, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


Work in progress

The Museum of Chinese in America’s plan for a soft opening on Fri., June 26, was a little softer than expected — in fact, the museum is not really open at all.

While the space’s architecture, designed by Maya Lin, is nearly complete, none of the exhibits are in place, so it wouldn’t make sense to hold regular hours and charge admissions, MOCA co-founder Charles Lai said. Instead, the museum will be open for select public events between now and September, when the doors will open for real. Some of the summer events will be free and others will have an admission fee.

MOCA is located at 215 Centre St., between Howard and Grand Sts., one block north of Canal St.

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