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Articles about "Alistair Cooke"
Love Ethnic Museums? You're Hardly in the Minority
July 25, 2013
Image Courtesy of Museum for African Art The late journalist and broadcaster, Alistair Cooke, is quoted as having once said, "New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world." Cooke, a British-born media man, was certainly not wrong in his assertion. An immigrant to the U.S. himself, Allistair was an adamant advocate of bridging the cultural gap between Great Britain and the U.S., and of acquainting himself with interesting people across the nation. Although Cooke traveled throughout the U.S. (and crossed an ocean) to grasp a better understanding of his diverse neighbors, New Yorkers are far more fortunate. For those interested in learning about a variety of different immigrants' stories and artifacts from their past, the city offers an array of ethnic museums to satisfy one's cultural cravings. In addition to Manhattan's variety of unique museums dedicated to fascinating histories and movements, tourists and residents alike can immerse themselves in the nearly innumerable ethnic museums throughout the city. By using the list provided below as a guide to some of the city's different spots, you can see for yourself the diversity that Cooke spoke of and come to truly understand the meaning of the old adage, "It takes a village…"Read More