New York’s museums: Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York’s answer to London’s British Museum or Paris’ Louvre. The main museum is located at the Eastern side of the Central Park with an enormous collection of antique civilisations including the Greek, the Roman and the Egyptian which would require days to truly visit. Your ticket will be valid for three consequent days in all Met museums including the Met Breuer, a couple of blocks down, the space which is reserved for contemporary art exhibitions. The other museum Met Cloisters is located...

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Met Breuer: Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy

Met Breur is Metropolitan Art Museum’s space for contemporary art located on the Madison Avenue. The modern building that looks like a descending stair from the outside took its name from the Hungarian architect Breuer who designed the museum. The exhibition “Everything is connected: Art and conspiracy” gathers contemporary artists’ works during the past fifty years questioning the relation between the hidden exercise of power and citizenship. They criticise the manipulation of power...

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New York’s museums: Moma

Picasso’s ‘Les Dames d’Avignon’, Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Nights’, Warhol’s 'The Last Supper’, Dali’s ‘The persistence of the Memory,’ these paintings may sound classical pieces today but when you imagine the world of 1929, the birth year of the Museum of Modern Art in New York they must have been the most avant-garde and provocative art works of the era. New York’s art scene relies mostly on private funds, philanthropy is almost equal with supporting arts here in New York. Mama was founded as an...

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Guggenheim Museum: Hilma af Klint

One of the main spaces for contemporary art in New York is the Guggenheim Museum in upper East Manhattan on the 89th street and fifth avenue; the famous building made by Frank Lloyd Wright in a spiral shape is both picturesque from the outside and inside and when you are inside it whatever art work you are looking at it makes you feel like you are looking at an artwork inside another art work. Climbing the six floors from the bottom to the top or descending them you have different views in...

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Chelsea: Gallery walk and the High Line

?The hippest neighbourhood of New York may be Chelsea located in Southwest Manhattan; we do recommend the three following activities: Eat at Chelsea food market; walk the High Line, and visit the art galleries. The Chelsea Food Market is a place where you find many options to eat, from Asian cuisine to French bistro, from American burger to lobster, an Italian supermarket, a Chinese store to buy porcelain kitchen stuff, a bookstore and shops to buy some souvenirs. Right across the market exit...

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Midtown Manhattan

The Midtown Manhattan is the area between the 59th street at the end of Central Park and the Union Square on the 14th. Some of the most famous buildings of the city and main sightseeing places are located here. One of the most beautiful one is the Grand Central Station, after its renovation the train station gained its former glamour. Though the busiest station is the Penn Station, The Grand Central Terminal is a movie like place where you can go inside even if you’re not traveling somewhere...

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Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan

Here is a famous bohemian neighbourhood of New York. From 1950s poetry gatherings to today’s comedy cellars, from legendary jazz clubs to modern small jazz bars it still is the place where music and bohemian soul is alive. Spare a couple of nights out here at Greenwich. The Blue Note and the Village Vanguard are the classical jazz bars where once the most jazz musicians like Coltrane played. There are other new bars as well such as Smalls or the Zinc, where we had the chance to a marvellous...

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New York, practical

?For first time visitors to New York, following some walking routes can be a good way to explore the city. The best way to explore New York is on foot. The grilled shaped Manhattan streets with vertical avenues and parallel streets make walking easy from one block to another. The subway, though it may look old and dirty, is also easy to use and a week metro pass for thirty dollars will let you to move fast in the long island of Manhattan. First the Midown: start with the must visits to...

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