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So I've been studying industrial design for 3 years now, and I've never been to NYC. The horror! I am going to rectify that in a little over a week.

I'll be in NYC from Feb 12-16. Besides the obvious ones, can anyone suggest any hidden gems (related to art, architecture, design, technology, sociology, urbanism) that I might otherwise overlook?

Cheers!

February 3rd, 2009, 4:07 pm

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check out superfuture.com

February 3rd, 2009, 6:26 pm

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You can't go wrong visiting MoMA, PS1, and the Noguchi Museum.

I imagine those are all pretty obvious though.

NYC

February 4th, 2009, 12:32 pm

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Morimoto (sushi)
88 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-8883

Artisanal Cheese (not designerly but great grilled cheese)
500 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 239-1200

February 4th, 2009, 12:34 pm

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Grimaldi's in Brooklyn(best in NYC) or Lombardis in Little Italy if you want Pizza.
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February 4th, 2009, 1:10 pm

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Kershaw wrote:Grimaldi's in Brooklyn(best in NYC) or Lombardis in Little Italy if you want Pizza.
I see your Grimaldi's, and raise you a DiFara.

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February 4th, 2009, 1:12 pm

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aaron wrote: Morimoto (sushi)
88 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-8883
If you mention sushi, I say Sasabune would be one of the most amazing meals you could ever have. Upper West Side I believe. I don't exaggerate when I say it's a rapturous experience!

February 4th, 2009, 1:15 pm

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josheyre wrote:
Kershaw wrote:Grimaldi's in Brooklyn(best in NYC) or Lombardis in Little Italy if you want Pizza.
I see your Grimaldi's, and raise you a DiFara.
Never been there but since you saw my Grimaldi's and raised me a DiFara it must be good. Where is it in Brooklyn?
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February 4th, 2009, 1:22 pm

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Kershaw wrote: Never been there but since you saw my Grimaldi's and raised me a DiFara it must be good. Where is it in Brooklyn?
It's in South Brooklyn. I think on J st. right off the R train. Don't go during rush times. You'll wait 2 + hours. Grimaldi's and DiFara are both amazing though. DiFara is just as much about the experience... 1 guy making every pizza from open to close. Dominic is the Mr Miyagi of pizza making. The dude has a permanent hunchback from bending over the counter. People scalping slices outside on weekend nights. A zoo at rush, but totally worth the trip.

Seriously though... Go at 2:30 on a weekday afternoon.

NYC

February 4th, 2009, 1:59 pm

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I recently went to New York for the first time... it was pretty amazing.

This may be a bit cheesy to some... but I always take the "Big Red Bus" tour when I go to a major city for the first time. (did it in Barcelona last year) It gives you a quick overview of the city to get your bearings and the ability to decide if you want to go back for a more in-depth experience.

Our hotel had a free guidebook that listed all of the designers and studios in SoHo, TriBeca, and The Meatpacking District. It was prett handy.
(Hotel Mela if you want to drop in and ask for one)

The Muji Store was pretty cool - I'd certainly add it to your list.

enjoy.

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NYC went though a huge building boom in the '20s that continued into the '30s. So, its a big art deco architectural extravaganza! There are literally dozens of landmark art deco buildings in NYC. Many with their interiors intact.

See: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/STYLES/STY-artdeco.htm

The Chrysler and Empire State buildings are virtually the symbols of NYC. Also, don't miss Rockefeller Center See Prometheus giving Fire to Man (yeah, touristy, but so what). The Woolworth building is also impressive. And the American Standard building which you can see when you're in Bryant park.

I'm an enormous fan of deco. I consider it the pinnacle of design. (We are just in mop up mode after the fact) :-)

February 4th, 2009, 4:13 pm

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+1 on Lombardi's
spinach and ricotta

February 4th, 2009, 4:52 pm

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PS1
The Guggenheim
The Chrysler Building
SoHo
Madison Ave
The rooftop bar at the Ganservoort

and go through this:
http://www.superfuture.com/supertravel/citytours

February 4th, 2009, 5:20 pm

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yo wrote:Moss
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Conran's
PS1
The Guggenheim
The Chrysler Building
SoHo
Madison Ave
The rooftop bar at the Ganservoort

and go through this:
http://www.superfuture.com/supertravel/citytours
+1 on Moss and Soho for shopping/inspiration.

I never made it to the Guggenheim or The Chrysler Building while I lived there. :(

February 4th, 2009, 6:37 pm

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the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum has cool shows sometimes http://www.cooperhewitt.org/

I haven't been to NYC in a long while and would probably check out where the WTC had stood, though there might not be anything to see at the moment - Have they started on the new building yet?
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