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.
============================================================ For October 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 11 NYC Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!
Start with Things to Do This Week – The New York Times
“Enjoy a reading from Marilynne Robinson’s new book, attend the opening night of a film fest and take the kids on a virtual tour of a museum for musical instruments.”
2. – 8 spots to celebrate Oktoberfest 2020 in NYC | 6sqft
“Although the world’s biggest Oktoberfest festival in Munich won’t take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still ways to celebrate Bavarian culture locally this month. Biergartens and beer halls across New York City are serving up traditional biers and brats, decking out their spaces with festive decorations, and putting on live music. And while indoor dining can officially resume as of this week, most restaurants also have spacious outdoor patios and gardens, as well as take-out and delivery options.”
3. New York City’s Indoor Dining Reopens After Six-Month Shutdown – WSJ
4. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming full Puccini operas every night this week – TONY
The latest free Met lineup includes La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly
5.New York’s Star Attractions Are Reopening. Here’s What You Need to Know. – WSJ
“With limited capacity and other Covid-19 restrictions now in place at the city’s most beloved landmarks, locals and visitors are finding an unexpected upside to the ‘new normal’—plenty of elbow room.”
6. Koreatown’s 32nd St. Is Now Closed To Traffic For NYC’s Best New Outdoor Dining Set-Up – Secretnyc
Like other cultural neighborhoods in NYC, now the streets of K-town are closed to cars so you can explore the adored neighborhood like never before!
7. New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See – The New York Times
“What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.”
8. 20 Sheltered Spots for Dining Outdoors in NYC When It Rains. – Eater NewYork
A roundup of places that offer superior shelter when a thunderstorm hits.
9. MoMA Has Reopened And It’s Gloriously Uncrowded And Free (For Now!) – Gothamist
10. The Met Is Reopening: Grab Your Timed Ticket and Give Your Bike to the Valet – The New York Times
With fewer people and more protocols, the country’s largest museum is ready to welcome visitors again.
11. Fear of the Indoors – GrubStreet
bonus: A Walk Through Harlem, New York’s Most Storied Neighborhood – The New York Times
Our critic chats with the architect David Adjaye about Hotel Theresa, Marcus Garvey Park, the home of Langston Hughes, the Y.M.C.A. and other landmarks.
We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here November 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.
New York played an important role in the story of American independence and was a growing urban center of about 20,000 crowded onto the southern tip of Manhattan Island when the rebellious Colonies declared their independence from England in 1776.
The Battle of Brooklyn (August 1776), was the first major battle after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and was the largest battle of the entire war. The city was occupied by the British in the wake of a series of American defeats and retreats in the summer and fall of 1776 and the port city became the central base for British operations during the conflict. NYC was also the last place in America that the British left, not until over two years after their ‘final’ defeat.
There are some very fine tours of Lower Manhattan’s Revolutionary past. Here are 4 more tours that look worth your time. (j):
Tour for Independence! 5 Revolutionary War Sites in New York
American Revolution Revolutionary War New York City | Love 2 Fly
New York City and the Revolutionary War | TopView Sightseeing
6 Places To Find The Revolutionary War In NYC – CBS New York
STAY HOME FOR A BIT LONGER – MASK UP AND STAY SAFE.