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Top Things to See at the MET: The MET Museum Highlights Tour

The MET Museum houses more than 2 million works of art. It’s the largest museum in America and one of the largest in the world. To say it’s overwhelming is an understatement. So if you’re going to visit, you need a game plan. Basically, you’re going to do a loop counter-clockwise on the ground floor, then go up the main stairs and loop clockwise around the top floor. That’ll allow you to hit all the sections with the best flow. If you want to see the video tour, watch it here. Otherwise, read on. So you enter the Great Hall…

Museum of Ice Cream Details

There’s a lot of hype about the Museum of Ice Cream. I’ll tell you all about it and let you judge for yourself. First off, you have to have a ticket to get in – there is no standby line. All 30,000 tickets sold out in a few days, and then they extended it for another two weeks in September and they sold out in a matter of minutes. Tickets are timestamped. You show up around your time and they put you in a group of 10 people. You move through the museum with this same group of 10 people.…

Up Late on the High Line

We were super excited about tonight. The High Line, which we’ve been on plenty of times before, invited the City to come out and play after dark, in an event they called Up Late on the High Line. Along with the ability to roam the park after normal closing hours, they invited artists to create various light and sound installations to entertain us. Sounds like an amazing event, right? You can see why we were excited to go. And so was everyone else. We waddled along and saw a few cool things (check out the video below for the full…

Secret Nature Sanctuary in Central Park

Today I checked another box off my bucket list. I explored the extremely rarely open (as in a few hours per year) Hallett Nature Sanctuary. The Hallett Nature Sanctuary as seen from across the Pond. So the history here is that in 1934, Robert Moses, the Parks Commissioner at the time, closed these 4 acres of Central Park to the public for use as a bird sanctuary. And it stayed closed to the public for 79 years. It’s like the Forbidden City, but in Central Park. Forbidden for us at least. The birds love it. Here’s a robin’s nest. It’s…