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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    Jon Mendes, 89, has adopted the two concrete drinking fountains at the reservoir's southern entrance. Every three weeks or so, he scrubs them down with brushes and a can of Comet. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    The fresh flowers are changed every Monday - always new flowers. Interesting to see the changes :) -- Melissa 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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