if you're going to visit one place in NYC, this is it. we did not hire a guide, but we did rent a pair of the audio devices with headphones which were $10 each. Very much worth it. There is so much emotion that I felt during this visit. You can't help but be moved and changed. Never forget.
The High Line is a marvel of adaptive reuse. This elevated park on a disused rail line runs from Gansevoort Street in the meatpacking district to Hudson Yards. During the warmer months it is packed with people strolling along or hanging out in the various nooks and crannies along the way. It winds it's way thru Chelsea and cuts thru the former Nabisco complex at Chelsea Market. At the Market it is possible to stop off for a nosh to refresh yourself before continuing on. This is the quintessential take the folks out for a fun time sort of adventure. Highly recommended.
Free ferry ride across the river. Floated as an alternative to the Statue of Liberty tour for views of the the statue, it doesn’t really go past close enough for that. The highlight is the view of Manhattan skyline. Not busy and way to get a good view.
We did this one on a very clear, and cold , day but what an amazing experience. Choose you day carefully as if it's raining, you may only see clouds. 360 views of Manhattan and surrounding boroughs , incredible.
Visiting the 9/11 workshop museum was a highlight of my trip to NYC. Gary’s stories and photographs brought the devastation and grief in the aftermath of 9/11 to life in such an honoring way to the first responders and also the victims and their families. His workshop carry’s the raw emotion and legacy of this devastating attack on our country and helps people ,like me, get a taste of what many experienced in the days and months following of 9/11. Don’t let the small size of the museum fool you. There is a lot of material, artifacts and stories to see. I spent 2 hours there! It was an honor to meet Gary while at the museum with his warm welcome and friendly demeanor.
Interesting and certainly memorable architecture, clean and modern space, a pleasure to walk and shop. Maybe a bit too sterile in somewhat shocking contrast in esthetics to old New York subway stations. Very airy and spacious. Definitely worth stopping by..
Really enjoyed our tour - we did a tour that focused on two families - one that came over fleeing the war and another who came from Puerto Rico for employment. Loved that we sat in the actual apartment with some keepsakes donated by the families.
Our guide was lovely and very engaging.
The area the museum/shop is in I found to be a little sketchy - we were hassled whilst starting our tour on the street however people moved on when we didn’t engage.
Lovely gift shop that was reasonably priced.
Would definitely visit again. Yes it’s $30 per person which I see is mentioned often in the reviews but honestly we felt it was absolutely worth it.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is situated between the High Line and the Hudson River and the exterior reveals the design genius of Renzo Piano. I was enthralled with the engineering of the property and the collection of Edward Hopper depicting NYC's iconic skyline and picturesque landmarks. The 2 Lizards was an amusing piece, looking like a pair of lizards that could be used for a Geico TV commercial.
A retail shop provided me with a selection of assorted museum fare and the Whitney Cafe offered grab-and-go dining.