What should we do in NYC/Brooklyn today?
January 2, 2012 11:12 AM   Subscribe

Quick! What should we do in NYC/Brooklyn today? Our museum plans are not panning out.

My husband and I decided to climb out of our Friday Night Lights k-hole and actually do something in Brooklyn or greater NYC today. New Museum is closed, Tenement Museum is sold out, Cloisters are too far away and close too early today to make the money and trip north worthwhile. So what else should we do?
posted by Hwaet to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (7 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Russian/Turkish baths on 10th Street?
posted by hermitosis at 11:17 AM on January 2, 2012 [2 favorites]

The Transit Museum in Brooklyn is great fun, but like most NYC museums is closed on Mondays. Do you like espresso? How about try to visit every cafe on the TampTamp coffee map? Too caffeinated? How about renting bikes and riding along the West Side Greenway?
posted by autopilot at 11:24 AM on January 2, 2012

High line park and chelsea market is always fun..though a touch chilly this time of year. Also Staten island ferry is a free ride and gives you decent views of the city and Statue of Liberty.
posted by Captain_Science at 11:28 AM on January 2, 2012

While neither in Manhattan or Brooklyn, The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, QNS is worth the trip (and open today!)
posted by Pineapplicious at 11:32 AM on January 2, 2012

Merchant's House Museum! Today featuring "From Candlelight to Bubble Light: A 1950s Christmas in an 1850s House"(?). At 5:30, Judson is hosting "The 12 Steps to Ecological Recovery." And then a beer at Vol de Nuit. And then Pina at IFC. You'll never have to leave 4th Street!
posted by davidjmcgee at 11:37 AM on January 2, 2012

The Guggenheim is open today till 7:45 pm.
posted by xo at 12:14 PM on January 2, 2012

Just for future reference, if you get an express A train, it's really a pretty quick ride up to 190th St and the Cloisters. I did it last Friday (from chelsea) and it took 30 minutes or less. Bonus, because it is off the beaten path, it tends to be less crowded than museums that are in midtown or below.
posted by kaybdc at 12:30 PM on January 2, 2012

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