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 November 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. Broadway production of HAMLET released for free worldwide streaming
“The highly successful Richard Burton Broadway production of “Hamlet”, is now streaming in full for free. The show is available for free worldwide streaming, for a limited two week period. Here’s how to watch the production:
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. How to Enjoy Outdoor Dining Right Now – Grubstreet
“And how to dress for it in February.”
4. – 10 big differences between fall in NYC this year vs. last year – TONY
“This will be a fall unlike any other. There’s nothing like fall in New York City—the crisp air hitting your lungs, the golden leaves waving in the cool breezes, the cocktails and coffee drinks that warm us up—it’s a time that most of us look forward to every year. This year, well, is going to be a lot different. We’re facing a new reality as most of us aren’t yet back in our offices and going out requires a whole new set of rules.”
5. NYC Tourism Updates This Week – CityGuideNY
“New York will be back. A thoughtful new report from the Regional Plan Association lays out the most likely scenarios of “New York’s Next Comeback.” There are cautions, like not mistaking short-term disruptions for new paradigms. The report includes strong evidence that density is not a disadvantage, even in coronavirus times; the deterioration of public services and infrastructure is our primary risk. Among the takeaways are five great reasons for betting on our region’s future:
- Urban density is still an advantage in the global economy
- Diversity and talent still drive economic success
- The New York region’s unique agglomeration of assets is impossible to replicate
- New businesses and households will take advantage of vacant space and lower rents
- The crisis has been a wake up call to address our structural problems”
6. Here’s what you need to know about museums reopening in New York City – amNewYork
“Since the start of the pandemic, we had all turned to virtual museum activities and videos to see our favorite exhibits and galleries. Now that Cuomo has given the green light for museums and other cultural institutions to reopen, they are gearing up to welcome us back in. Like most establishments that have reopened in the past months, everything has a new “normal,” and the same goes for these museums. Before you make your way to see your favorite gallery, take a look at these museum guidelines so that you can be fully informed and prepared when arriving. Be sure to also check the museum’s website for additional information on their policies and for any changes before visiting.”
7. The New York Film Festival Goes Virtual | The New Yorker
“Highlights include the New York première of Chloé Zhao’s drama “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, and the world premières of the first three installments of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe.”
8. Here are things that you can do in Central Park amid the COVID-19 pandemic – amNewYork
“While the Park remains open to the public, to mitigate the spread of the virus and in alignment with recommendations from public health officials, in-Park tours and public programming are on pause, and all visitor centers are closed until further notice.”
9. Best Exhibits in NYC Open Right Now: New Exhibitions, Pop Ups & More – Thrillist
“Governor Cuomo announced that indoor cultural activities like museums (and also bowling alleys, yes!) are allowed to reopen starting today. That’s good news for art-loving New Yorkers who have been cooped up for months with limited entertainment options. While many museums will slowly reopen over the upcoming weeks, when they do, expect attendance limited to 25% capacity, staggered and timed entry with ticketing booked in advance, and necessary safety protocols including the requirement of facial coverings and social distancing. So grab your mask and hand sanitizer, and check out these eight cool exhibitions to celebrate the museum phase of Phase 4’s reopening.”
10. Biking in New York City – nycgo.com “
With more than 1,000 miles of bike routes and lanes, NYC makes for a bike-friendly destination. Two-wheeled transit is an increasingly popular and accessible way to navigate the City while taking in some extraordinary vistas. Check out this video for a beginner’s guide to getting around town by bike. For more details, our biking article has the basics on how to rent some wheels and ride safely, along with some suggested starter routes.”
bonus: 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 December 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 then Lower Manhattan. The Battery and Bowling Green, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory, the Oculus, National Museum of the American Indian, South Street Seaport, Statue of Liberty, and so much more are all here.
For information on everything to do, see and enjoy in Lower Manhattan, let’s look at these Pinterest sites with good visitor info (aa).
(655) Pinterest – the Staten Island ferry
The Staten Island Ferry | Free Statue of Liberty Ferry
(657) Pinterest – WORLD TRADE CENTER FROM CONSTRUCTION TO 911
World Trade Center: From construction to 9/11 and beyond
(657) Pinterest – the best things to do in NYC financial district
The Best Things To Do In NYC’s Financial District | Condé Nast Traveler
(658) Pinterest – 10 great places to eat in the financial district
The 10 Best Restaurants in the Financial District – PureWow
(658) Pinterest – LOWER MANHATTAN FROM THE HUDSON RIVER
Lower Manhattan from the Hudson River [OC] : CityPorn