September NYC Events + Top 10 NYC Corona Culture (09/23)

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 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. NYC Culture: Museum Reopening Dates and More IRL Activities |

5. Best Exhibits in NYC Open Right Now: New Exhibitions, Pop Ups & More – Thrillist

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

7. 21 Road Food Destinations for New Yorkers Grubstreet

8. Biking in New York City  –

9. 150 NYC restaurants with outdoor dining 6sqft
NYC restaurant reopening guide: Here’s what’s open for takeout in your neighborhood now

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 and NYC history then Lower Manhattan.

By 1775 colonial New York had become a “flourishing city” of perhaps 25,000 souls and some 4,000–5,000 buildings, nearly all of them jammed into the half square mile triangle forming the southern tip of the island.

There was an increasing need for a future street plan for an expanding city. The Manhattan street grid plan of 1811 — both figuratively and literally — defines the city. Let’s take a closer look (G1).

A Little Pre-History of the Manhattan Grid

Notes on Casimir Goerck’s 1785 and 1795 Surveys of NYC

Notes on the Commissioners’ Future City

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. It’s the source for these articles.
You should check it out.



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