BIG APPLE
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If you are any type of a designer, the Big Apple has to be on the top list of city you should visit, so here are some major spots for the first timers visiting New York for couple of days... (by dk)

American Folk Art Museum:

Open daily except Mondays
*45 West 53rd Street NY, NY 10019
(212) 265 1040

Austrian Cultural Forum Tower: Gallery hours from 10AM to 6PM, Monday to Saturday
*11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 319 5300
Central Park:

Four visitor centers available
*14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 310 6600

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
*400 Avery Hall
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854 3510
Cooper Union: Three schools (Engineering, Art, and Architecture) have their own daily tour
*30 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
(212) 353 4000
Dia: *Dia:Chelsea
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989 5566

*Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440 0100
Empire State Building:

Observatory opens 365 days/yr. From 9:30AM to Midnight. Last elevators go up at 11:15PM
*Fifth Avenue at 34th Street
(212) 947 1360

Eyebeam:

New Building opening in 2006
*45 Main Street, 12th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222 3982

Fisher Center: For general inquires to the Fisher Center
*Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
(845) 758 7950
Grand Central Terminal: Free tours are available Wednesdays at 12:30pm at the Information Booth and Fridays at 12:30pm in front of the Philip Morris/Whitney Museum across the street from Grand Central Terminal.
*42nd Street and Lexington Avenue
(212) 935 3960
Guggenheim Museum: Varying hours (Saturday–Wednesday 10AM–5:45PM
Friday 10AM–8PM) , closed on Thursdays and major holidays
*1071 Fifth Ave
(212) 423 3500
Henry Urback Gallery Open from Tuesday-Saturday
10AM - 6PM
*525 West 26th Street
10th Floor
NY, NY 10001
(212) 627 0974
High Line

The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Open daily 7AM - 10PM
*529 West 20th St, #8W
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206 9922

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum: Free public tour at 2:30PM daily, closed Tuesday and Wednesday
*36-01 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
(718) 204 7088
Islip Federal Courthouse: Open weekdays from 8:30AM to 5PM
*100 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722
(631) 712-6000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: Call for current events, publicly open
*140 West 65th Street
NY, NY 10023
(212) 875 5456
Max Protetch Gallery Call for current events, publicly open
*511 W. 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 633 6999
MoMA PS1: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10AM to 6PM
*45 West 53rd Street NY, NY 10019
(718) 784 2084
MoMA QNS: Varying hours depending on season and exhibition
*33 Street at Queens Blvd.
Long Island City, Queens
(212) 708 9400
Prada Store Varying hours
*575 broadway
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334 8888
Pratt Institute Manhattan Campus
144 West 14th Street
New York,NY
10011
(212) 647 7775
*Original Campus
200 Willoughby Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636 3600
Rose Center for Earth and Space Open everyday except major holidays from 10AM to 5:45PM (Fridays close at 8:45PM)
*Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769 5100
Seagram Building/Restaurant La Brasserie: Building gallery and restaurant hours vary
*375 Park Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Streets)
New York, NY 10152
(212) 572 7000
Statue of Liberty

Opened daily from 9:30AM - 5:00pm/ closed on Christmas
*Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004
(212) 363 3200

Storefront Bookstore Tuesday - Saturday
11:00AM - 6:00PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
*97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 431 5795
St. Patrick's Cathedral: Opened daily
*14 East 51st Street
New York NY 10022
(212) 753 2261
The United Nations Guided tours are conducted seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., except during January and February, when tours are offered from Monday to Friday only
*The Visitors' Entrance is located on First Avenue at 46th Street
(212) 963 TOUR
Van Alen Institute
Open Monday - Friday
12 PM to 6 PM
*30 West 22 Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 924 7000
Whitney Museum of American Art: Open daily except Mondays and major holidays
*945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
1 (800) WHITNEY

 

 

NOTE: There are hundreds (if not thousands) of other places you should visit such as:

-Brooklyn Bridge
-Broadway
-Chrysler building
-Times Square
-Tribecca area
-Wall Street
-World Trade Center (Memorial)

But it's the essentials covered here for the first timers. You can visit Paperless Guide to NY to find more about visitor's information and get ready to walk!

 

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