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LINKS TO HELP GETTING TO AND AROUND NYC
Whether you want to check on traffic advisories and construction, toll
rates, or calculate distance - this is the place to come. http://www.thruway.state.ny.us
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Here you'll find subway and bus information, a printable map of downtown as well
as information about suburban bus lines. http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us
Port Authority of New York/New Jersey
If you need information about tunnels & bridges, ports, ferries
or airports - this is a great resource. You'll even find tips about airport security,
carry on luggage as well as pre-boarding and check-in. http://www.panynj.gov
CURRENT AND UPCOMING MUSEUMS EXHIBITIONS
Transient Spaces - March 8-June 5, 2002
The sculptures of British artist Rachel Whiteread explore relationships between
memory, architecture, and the body. http://www.guggenheim.org
Natural History Museum
Baseball as America - March 16-August 18, 2002
The first major exhibition to examine the relationship between baseball and American
Museum of Art
Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence
March 12-June 19, 2002
The first major loan exhibition of tapestries in the United States in 25 years,
featuring tapestry production between 1460 and 1560. http://www.metmuseum.org
Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting
February 14-May 21, 2002
180 paintings by German artist Gerhard Richter, spanning his career, from 1962
to today. http://www.moma.org
Museum of American Art
The Whitney Biennial - March 7 - May 26, 2002
The largest Biennial since 1981 featuring the work of 113 artists.
May 14 - August 4, 2002 - Greuze: The Draftsman
An exhibition devoted to the drawings of French eighteenth-century painter and
draftsman Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805). http://www.frick.org
Mirroring Evil -Nazi Imagery Recent Art
March 17- June 30, 2002
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BOOKS ABOUT NY
If you are planning on visiting
Ground Zero, you should be aware that free tickets are distributed (two per person)
on a first come first serve basis. You can obtain the tickets at the South St.
Seaport ticket booth; at Pier 16 in lower Manhattan.
The ticket booth is open
from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and you will receive tickets for the first available
time. Note, you can't ask for a specific time. The viewing platform, which can
accommodate 400 people, is open daily, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
If you have some extra time
on your hands you may also combine a visit to the Whitman Gallery of the South
St. Seaport Museum at 209 Water St. The museum offers a free 20-30 minute presentation
on the history and aftermath of the World Trade Center. If you are short on time,
you can always walk the entire perimeter and view the site, even without tickets.
Some of the viewing spots along the way include; West and Albany St., Church and
Liberty St., Church and Vesey St., Park Place and Greenwich St., Murray and West
On March 11, 2002 a new
Temporary Memorial, The "SPHERE" was dedicated. The "SPHERE",
is a 45,000 ton steel and bronze sculpture by artist Fritz Koenig. The sculpture
was originally created in 1971, as a monument to world peace through international
trade; it stood in the fountain of the former trade center plaza. The sculpture
was partly damaged and now serves as a temporary memorial, in Battery Park
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