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. I’ve recently updated my museum database and can share a view of the emerging post-COVID New York museum landscape.

These pages host 198 reviews of museums of all types, from all across the city, for a fairly generous definition of “museum.” There are only three museums in the City I haven’t visited, all in Brooklyn oddly enough. I plan to check those off the list this spring (they have reopened), and I’ve got a few updates to write — The International Center of Photography among others.

Useful Resources

The Map

I built an interactive map of all the museums in New York, though I have not updated it for which are open at this stage of the pandemic . 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…