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

Midtown


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

Chelsea


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

Soho


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".

Downtown



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

Brooklyn


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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