First Timer's Guide To Manhattan

First Timer's Guide To Manhattan

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You're in Manhattan for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    The Smithsonian museum network isn't just in D.C. Its design museum is tucked in Andrew Carnegie's 64-room mansion and features a gift shop to conquer all gift shops. -- BLOUIN ARTINFO via Foursquare
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    The Full Moon Exhibition in the Rose Center contains more than 75 rarely seen photographic prints from NASA's Apollo missions to the moon and are done in both impressive scale and stunning quality. -- NASA via Foursquare
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    The premises are as lovely as the carefully curated collections. The 135 million Adele Bloch-Bauer I is truly a wonder to behold. On a not-so-artsy note, there're those Café Sabarsky pastries too… -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Despite its hefty $20 ticket price, the museum attracted its highest-ever number of visitors, 3.09 million, during its 2010 fiscal year. "Monet's Water Lilies" was the most popular exhibit. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Among the miscellany kept in storage is a pair of fake eyelashes worn by Joan Crawford. The falsies were originally part of a group of more than 80 pairs, which were sold at auction after her death. -- Time Out New York via Foursquare
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    It’s small compared with other modern art museums in the city, but it really packs a punch thanks to top-notch collections. We generally come mid-week when it’s not so crowded. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    The engaging, family-friendly exhibits and children’s museum offer a great way to connect with the history of New York. We like matching a morning visit here with an picnic in nearby Central Park. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    This place has some great art works! :-) And the best thing is that its open and free to public! -- New York Habitat via Foursquare
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    Check out Julie Mehretu's exhibition, "Grey Area," her representation of post-war Berlin in which the dynamism of urban life confronts decay and change. It's open through October 6, 2010. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Created by Italian-American artist Arturo Di Modica after Black Monday 1987. Statue is 7500 pounds. Left on Wall St in middle of night as a gift to the city. More info on this statue via our blog. -- IWalked Audio Tours via Foursquare
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    The building makes a visit here worth it, even if you don’t dig the art. Also, the New Museum attracts a very radical crowd--a great way to connect with the surrounding Lower East Side community. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Hanging out on the Met steps is a New York tradition, and billionaire David Koch has pledged "at least $10 million" to renovate the fountains outside the museum. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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