Hey everyone, I’m going to be working at the New York Gift Fair for the week, and I was wondering what I can try and fit in seeing design and architecture wise. On Thursday I should be able to do sight-seeing until 3:30 in the afternoon. Would I be able to make a worthwhile look at the Gughenheim or MoMA in that time frame?
Otherwise, the logical choice for me is to go see Ground Zero on Thursday. I’m getting closer and closer to deciding on that right now.
Nothing interesting at Ground Zero yet, you’ll waste hours in line to see a temporary plaque. Wait for the final project there if you’re looking for anything design wise. The emptiness of the place now is eerie enough.
Better just lose yourself through SoHo, many excellent design boutiques/art galleries clustered together, plus great eats. Moss is there, along with other big name European design powerhouses, you can’t miss them.
Can’t believe anyone here would recommend the MoMa store, chock full of cheap Chinese-made plastic junk, stupid gadgets you’ll find at garage sales anywhere, but sold at a premium. Hard to believe MoMa would carry such trash with its reputation for collecting good design. The museum itself is worth the $20 admission but plan a good 3 hours to see it right.
Greenwich Village, Madison and especially the Meat Packing District for art galleries.
I recommend hitting the MoMA and the Cooper-Hewitt. I love the Guggenheim, but their exhibitions vary. If you are pressed for time, skip it. In fact, the Mapplethorpe Exhibit is there, so if you are the slightest bit conservative, skip it on those grounds. The Westin Times Squareis a very cool, albeit expensive, place to stay.
from SF going to NYC for a week for work in manhatten (observing focus group interviews… yippee!) and was also looking for things to do for the weekend and and nights. Thanks for the suggestions. Here are a few more that I got:
I think I’ll explore by way of bike 5th ave and the through the park. Anyone know of a good bike shops that rent?
If you fly JetBlue it’s a VERY EASY 20 second walk to get to Terminal (?) 5, the TWA terminal. My pics from my last such opportunity are posted on flickr. But you can’t get inside AFAIK, unfortunately.
Yves Behar/Fuseproject just installed some dramatic light fixture or something sculptural in one of the other terminals at JFK - I haven’t been there, and I don’t remember what it is - I think it was in Metropolis, though.
I did fly JetBlue and will check out Terminal5 on my way back to SF next week; thanks. On a side note, just experienced my first ethno. Wow! Lots of great user insights were discovered. Besides your website, what other links would you recommend to me as helpful in distilling and presenting our findings to a client(s)?