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 9 Corona Culture. NEW STUFF!
1. 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.”
2. Best Waterfront Parks in NYC: Good Places By the Water in All 5 Boroughs – Thrillist
“NYC is gorgeous. Period. Its skyscrapers, bridges, islands, and rivers are in leagues of their own, and for a so-called concrete jungle, there’s a shocking amount of green space where you can take it all in. Central Park and Prospect Park are the most obvious options for an outdoor day, but nothing beats a park along the water, where cool breezes and skyline views complete the experience.”
Winter is right around the corner, and that means rooftops will start to turn into wintery wonderlands (especially with outdoor dining continuing all year round)—and the Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth is the first to pop up!
3. Jackson Heights, Queens: Walk Where the World Finds a Home – The New York Times
“With a population of around 180,000 people speaking some 167 languages, or so locals like to point out, Jackson Heights in north-central Queens, though barely half the size of Central Park, is the most culturally diverse neighborhood in New York, if not on the planet.”
4. What’s Open in NYC | The Official Guide to New York City – nycgo.com
“Travel plans on hold? New York City is a million destinations in one. We’re rolling out curated itineraries each week to showcase what’s open, reconnect you with everything you’ve missed and inspire you to discover the City through fresh eyes.”
5. – 8 great NYC spots where you can enjoy outdoor dining with live music – TONY
Across New York City, the latest trend in luring diners outdoors is live music.
Among the best things to do in NYC this year, live music feels like a distant memory. But in a surprising twist, restaurants have now become the best venues to catch musical acts IRL as outdoor dining is more popular than ever.
7. Can’t Wait For The Museums? Many NYC Galleries Are Now Reopening To The Public – gothamist
8. Jackson Pollack Works Reopen the Guggenheim Museum – ny1.com
“Guggenheim’s Reopening Will Feature Masks, New Art and Timed Tickets”
9. The Hottest Commodity in Pandemic New York? Fresh Air – The New York Times
“The skyscrapers are empty, and the streets and parks are full. Here’s how the city is reinventing itself.”
6. A Guide to NYC Museums, Cultural Sites Reopening – ny1.com
“So much of what makes New York City such a unique and vibrant place to live is its world-renowned arts and culture sites. For nearly six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has kept these treasures closed off to the public. But now, with infection rates remaining low, New York’s cultural institutions are finally throwing open their doors again – in a socially distanced and safe way, of course”
Bonus: When the Bronx was a Forest: Stroll Through the Centuries – NYT
“Yankee Stadium was the site of a salt marsh. Concourse Plaza was a valley. Our critic walks with Eric Sanderson, a conservation ecologist.”
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 some fine visitor info (cc).
Pinterest WTC UNDER CONSTRUCTION
World Trade Center History: See 1960s Construction Photos | Time.com
Woolworth Building was the highest skyscraper in the world 1913
(658) Pinterest Lower Manhattan
Aerial Of Lower Manhattan Showing The Photograph by New York Daily News Archive
(655) Pinterest – YouTube lower Manhattan virtual tour
Lower Manhattan Virtual Tour (30-min) – YouTube
(657) Pinterest – walking across the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge
Walking across the Manhattan Bridge & the Brooklyn Bridge | Rachel’s Ruminations
(657) Pinterest – lower Manhattan photo reddit.com
CityPorn: Beautiful Cityscapes