New York City - October 2011

A short visit to The City in the high season, via Newark Airport and the Air Train to Penn Station, October 14-18, 2011, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary

Where we stayed

Colonial Inn, 318 West 22nd Street, NYC

How we got around

Metropolitan Transit Authority subways and buses — plus walking! (Note that the Halloween spirit visits NYC early!)

The Metropolitan Museum

With the usual special focus on Egyptian artifacts, 19th century paintings, and the architecture and floral arrangements

Central Park

People, carriages, greenery, music, drama, and poetry in the park

More Central Park sights on a beautiful Sunday morning


At the south edge of Central Park

Broadway/theater district by night (after seeing a play) and by day

Around the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street


Eighth Avenue, near Colonial Inn

The High Line Park

Near the end of the High Line Park (breakfast and more sights)

Greenwich Village

Union Square Farmers' Market

Strand Books, 12th and Broadway

Jefferson Market Library

Saturday street fair on Avenue of the Americas in the Village

Washington Square Park with Occupy Wall Street participants

Sheridan Square, Starbucks where The Dutchess used to be, West 4th Street


Occupy Wall Street marchers and police encountered at Canal Street

Photo exhibit at Leslie Lohman gallery

Soho graphics

Sunday evening book event at Bluestockings, Zombie pub crawl group nearby, and a bus ride back uptown with Felicia

9/11 Memorial

At and around the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site

Approaching the ticketed entrance and construction enclosure

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum under construction

Occupy Wall Street

Tent city, early morning

Reporters, recycling, signs, flags: "We're Here. We're Unclear. Get used to it. #occupy".


Monday morning commuters

Signs of 9/11/2001

Signs of 2011

Sol Lewitt exhibit at City Hall Park

National Museum of the American Indian (aka The Old Custom House)

African Burial Ground National Monument


Subway station and Brooklyn Museum ground floor exibit, ballroom, and approach to The Dinner Party

The Dinner Party in its permanent home

Egyptian Goddesses

American Art, Visual Storage Study Center, Sanford Biggers exhibit, and subway again

Staten Island

Taking the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island

Our quest to visit the Tibetan Museum on Staten Island

The return trip from Staten Island to Manhattan, via bus ride and ferry
(note the Coast Guard boat with machine gun accompanying us and getting many looks from the passengers.)

Kay's full collection of images from NYC in October 2011 is available here on Flickr.

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