MoMA, located on West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues was in easy walking distance of our hotel, The NY Hilton. Our mistake was not allowing ourselves the time we needed to see it all. Armed with a remote, we were able to listen to the information concerning an artist and his/her work by simply keying in the proper number.
The Museum includes works by Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol and many others.
Dada was on view June 18 to September 11, 2006. MoMA is the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on Dada, one of the most influential avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century. Responding to the disasters of World War I and to an emerging modern media and machine culture, Dada artists led a creative revolution that both boldly embraced and caustically criticized modernity itself. Click each pictue below to enlarge.
What a delightful surprise! We had heard about Top of the Rock from friends and Yahoo's Top 10 NY attractions, so we were anxious to see what it was all about. Originally opened 70 years ago, the design of this deck was inspired by ocean liners of the era. At 850- feet above sea level you have a view not to be missed. Panels of fully transparent safety glass are crystal clear for unobstructed, open-air viewing 360 degrees from the 70th floor. The breathtaking landscape stretches for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan. Other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. This treat belongs on anyone's "To Do" list.
This fun attraction features more wax figures than you can count, including sport stars, musicians, world leaders, Presidents, business figures, writers, and of course the Chamber of Horrors.
All the rooms except for the Chamber of Horror, are gigantic photo-ops where you are allowed to touch the figures and interact with them for photo sessions.
Madame Tussaud's wax museum has become a major Times Square attraction, along with locations in London, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Shanghai. The New York was quite different than the London Tussauds that I remember from many years ago
The new Apple Store on 5th Ave. is open 24-7. Since I've been using an Apple computer since I bought my first Mac SI in 1990, this was a "must see" for me. Free Wi-Fi is available at all times! View more pictures HERE on the Apple site
Beyond Canal Street and the Bowery, you will find the legendary Chinatown of New York. More than 150,000 Chinese live and work in this concentrated area, and it is a very self-sufficient community. Food is everywhere. The markets on Canal Street sell fish, fruit and vegetables in the city. There are countless restaurants. These begin on Mott Street, from Worth Street right up to Kenmore Street. The food is generally excellent and a cultural experience of note. The Little Italy neighborhood was a haven for Italian immigrants in the mid-19th century to mid- 20th century. Today, the Italians have mostly moved on, leaving behind a mushrooming Chinatown on the one side and the influx of young professionals from SoHo on the other. It remains a friendly neighborhood, with grocery stores, restaurants and cafes abounding. We hopped on a subway from Times Square to arrive in no time ! Click each photo on the left to enlarge.