Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Crafts Museum) collects, displays and interprets objects in ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and wood that exemplify innovation in craft, art and design. Exhibitions and educational programs honor the tradition of making, and provide a historical and cultural context for evolving trends.

The store at the museum offers a captivating selection of unusual, well-designed objects made by hand, including jewelry, glass, wearables and home accessories as well as many intriguing gift items.

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The PIT

ThisPIT-bar-11 powerhouse of comedy rivals any club in the city. Many of its shows are sketch or improv, but it also has stand-up and variety shows including “The Stone and Stone Show,” “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky” and “Cold Soda.” ($5 and $10 shows)

The Peoples Improv Theater, or The P.I.T., was established in New York City in 2002. The PIT’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

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Helicopter Tours

htSee New York City like never before! Our Helicopter Sightseeing tours provide you with a bird’s eye view of Manhattan and the surrounding area in comfort and style. Marvel at the splendid architecture of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and more as you travel down the Hudson River to the New York Harbor and the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum.

See the George Washington and Verrazano bridges that keep Manhattan connected. Delight in flying by New York’s historic landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, South Street Seaport, and the 120 year old Brooklyn Bridge. With four tour options to choose from, this unique adventure is a must have for your memorable visit to New York City.

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To and From Newark Liberty Airport

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Passengers can connect with NJ TRANSIT trains to Newark Liberty International Airport via AirTrain Newark.

From New York Penn Station, take any NJ TRANSIT train that stops at the Newark Liberty International Airport Station (NLIAS).

From Downtown Manhattan, take PATH (WTC Station) to Newark Penn Station, and connect to NJ TRANSIT trains to the NLIAS.

For further information call NJ TRANSIT at 1+(800) 626-RIDE, PATH at 1(800) 234-PATH or AirTrain Newark at 1(800) EWR-INFO. Prices range from $9.00 to $14.00 *.

Airport Connections via regularly scheduled buses

Port Authority Bus Terminal — 42nd St & 8th Ave. Newark Liberty Airport Service Express Bus — $13.00; every 20-30 minutes 5:00am to 2:00am. 1(212) 964-6233.

Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus Located across from Grand Central — Park Ave & 41st St. $13.00; every 20 – 30 minutes 4:45am to 1:30am. 1(212) 964-6233.

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New Year’s Eve

times-square-nye-nyc-213x213New Year’s Eve might just be the only time of year when “dropping the ball” is a good thing. And this year, nearly one million people are expected to ring in 2012 by watching the shimmery ball make its descent in Times Square.

The iconic New Year’s Eve celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. when the ball makes its way to the top of One Times Square in New York City. But it’s not necessary to be in the middle of the chaos in order to enjoy the festivities.

New Year’s Eve revelers can watch the festivities from the comfort of their own homes, live on the Internet through the official Times Square live stream right here.

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The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883. The first Metropolitan Opera House was built on Broadway and 39th Street by a group of wealthy businessmen who wanted their own opera house. Almost from the beginning, it was clear that the opera house on 39th Street did not have adequate stage facilities. However, it was not until September of 1966 that it opened at Lincoln Center equipped with the finest technical facilities.

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Foreign Language Tours

8005036_mSee all of Manhattan in the comfort of a deluxe motor coach in your own language! Available tours in German, French, Spanish and Italian languages. A fact-filled, top multilingual tour guide narrates as you pass through the most famous uptown and downtown parts of New York. Korean language tours operates Thursdays through Mondays. Adults: *$49 USD per day. Children: 3-11 years * $35.00 USD per day Under 3 ride free on parent’s lap.

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Getting Around by Water Taxi

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New York Water Taxi connects you to neighborhoods, parks and cultural attractions along the West Side, Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn waterfronts. The bright-yellow catamarans sporting black-and-white checks are perfect for quick trips along New York City’s waterfront. You can hop on and off at the following landings:

  • BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL
  • FULTON FERRY LANDING – Brooklyn
  • RED HOOK – Brooklyn
  • PIER 11 – Wall Street / South St Seaport
  • PIER A – Battery Park
  • NORTH COVE – World Financial Center
  • PIER 63 – W. 23rd St. / Chelsea Piers
  • PIER 84 – W. 44th St./Circle Line / Intrepid
  • EAST 34th STREET PIER
  • HUNTERS POINT PIER – Long Island City, Queens
  • EAST 90th STREET PIER

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Comedy Cellar

comedy-cellarMany top headliners frequent this club in the heart of Greenwich Village’s nightlife district.  Great starts often drop in but as well. The club has a cover and a drink minimum. If you’re hungry before a show check-out the Olive Tree Café & Bar just above the comedy club. The café is connected to the comedy club so you can often catch some of the comedians after a set.

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Museum of Modern Art

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History:
Opened in the late 1920s, by influential patrons of the arts to challenge the conservative policies of traditional museums and to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art.

From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art’s collection has grown to include over 135,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects. MoMA also owns some 19,000 films, four million stills, and MoMA’s Library and Archives hold over 160,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists, and archival materials related to modern and contemporary art.

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