Joe Laszlo’s Online Home


Welcome to GothamJoe. 

I’m Joe Laszlo.  Manhattanite, Renaissance man, digital media maven, master of diplomacy, student of East Asia, Columbia alum, lover of discourse, writer, baker of breads, sailor, reviewer of museums, wanna-be astronomer, traveler, opera-goer, and many other things. 

This space provides a personal and professional base for sharing my thoughts and work with the world. After spending quite a bit of time thinking about brands, “Gotham” stood out. While I’m no caped crusader, I do like bats.  And the New York ring works for me as well.  And, well, “Joe” was just obvious.

So GothamJoe it is.

For my professional bona fides, see my Linkedin profile or download a copy of my resume (pdf).

At the moment, this site is mainly the home of my Museum Project, an ongoing effort to visit and write about every last museum in the five boroughs of New York City.  (There are about 200 if you’re wondering.)

It also contains Joe’s Foodie Spot, my writing on food. This has been somewhat eclipsed by writing on museums, but still, I’m proud of some of my culinary creations, as well as what I’ve written about them.

Scroll down on this page for both of those, or follow the relevant links above.

The Museum Project

In February of 2017, I started a journey to visit and review every museum in New York City. I slowed down after a while, but the end was in sight when the pandemic threw a major wrench in my plans. It’s tough at this moment to say how many museums I visited won’t be back when things return to “normal” — even pre-COVID a couple closed along the way. But some new ones opened, too.

In any case, these pages host 197 reviews of museums of all types, from all across the city. Given over 200 total New York museums in my database (pre-pandemic and also overdue for an update) I have a ways to go. But I’m well on my way, and I’m documenting the adventure here.

What’s New

The Map

I built an interactive map of all the museums in New York, though sadly I have not updated it for which are open at this stage of the pandemic (Feb 2021). Hope to do that soon.

Google Map of NYC Museums

Project Background

Museum Reviews

The Bronx




Staten Island

Joe’s Foodie Spot

Cooking and eating creatively, thoughtfully, and well…