September Events + Top 10 Corona Culture (09/02)

Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.
We made it as easy as 1-2-3.

Covid-19 has required some changes for the time being.
Stay Safe.

For the month of September we are going to try a different format – “Top 10 Corona Culture” – updated info and video especially suited to these difficult times or NYC related visual info (Instagram and YouTube) or all the NYC news you need to start your day.

We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here.
Today it’s Top 10 Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!

1. Here’s what you need to know about museums reopening in New York City – amNewYork

2. A Visitor’s Guide to MoMA and the Met – The New York Times
What you need to know before you head back to the museums, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

3. Here are things that you can do in Central Park amid the COVID-19 pandemic – amNewYork

4. The Metropolitan Opera streams a different free production every night this week – TONY
The Met’s newest lineup includes operas by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Donizetti and Dvořák.

5. NYC Opens 21 More Locations For Outdoor Dining, Including Parts Of Chinatown – Gothamist

6. The Best Takeout Food for Picnics at McCarren Park
Where to go and what to get for a picnic in North Brooklyn.

7. Biking in New York City  –

8. 150 NYC restaurants with outdoor dining 6sqft
NYC restaurant reopening guide: Here’s what’s open for takeout in your neighborhood now

9. 10 Open-Air Museums, Exhibitions & Installations In New York City  – theculturetrip

10. When Manhattan Was Mannahatta: a Stroll Through the Centuries  – NYT  From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan.

We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here October 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.


Lower Manhattan – Did you know?

New York City is a city of neighborhoods and no neighborhood has more spectacular sights, nor more important links to American history then Lower Manhattan.

The Gotham Center for New York City History, a research and public education institution, publishes “Gotham” a blog that is endlessly fascinating for scholars (and non-scholars alike) of New York City history. I am most interested in their essays that cover Lower Manhattan. Here are three that I find especially compelling (a):

Notes on the Great Fires of 1776 and 1778

“Republics are not ungrateful”: The American Revolution and Memory in New York City

New York’s Unrighteous Beginnings



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