Museum of the City of New York celebrates 100 years

Talk about variety. A seat from the old Yankee Stadium is on display next to a chair from renowned furniture maker Duncan Phyfe. There’s a jar of fairy dust from the original Broadway “Peter Pan,” Mary Martin, who also gifted the dress she wore when she played Maria in the original Broadway production of “The Sound of Music.”

These are just a few of the finds in the Museum of the City of New York’s vast collection of more than 750,000 items. A new exhibition, called “People, Place and Influence: The Collection at 100,” looks back at 100 years of the museum.

“There’s just this huge array of

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