What are some urbanist/transit/cartography/local history-related attractions, exhibits or experiences I can visit/have when I am in New York City in mid-August?
I'm taking my umpteenth trip to NYC in two and a half weeks, from Friday 8/12 through Sunday 8/14. I thought I'd see if MeFi had any suggestions on anything:
- urbanist/smart growth
- architecture and local history
that might be fun to see and do that weekend; particularly on Friday, as I will be by myself for most of the day. I will be staying in Brooklyn Heights, but will go anywhere the MTA can take me in the city. Some examples of stuff I have seen or plan to see:
- I loved
the New York City Transit Museum
- I'm planning on strolling the High Line, which interests me for its land use in particular.
- I'm also planning on seeing the NY/Amsterdam and mapping exhibitions at the Center for Architecture
I'm also interested in dilapidated/old buildings such as Detroit's Michigan Central Station
, for example, although that particular example might actually be a bit too remote/scary. But stuff in that vein -- older, maybe abandoned or reused interestingly -- if you get what I mean.
Most any type of stuff is fair game, whether it's a formal attraction/museum or just a building or even just a walk on a street or something. Thanks!