The New York Transit Museum operates a gallery annex in Grand Central Terminal that presents changing exhibitions. It is a special museum that is below the ground. On the platform level, there are lots of old subways to explore. The museum’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p..m.
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About 50 miles north of New York City, there is a small, rocky island named Pollepel. On it stands what appears to be a crumbling Scottish castle. This is the remnant of a Scotsman’s fortress called Bannerman Castle, built not as a home, but as an arsenal for his immense collection of weapons. Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island are closed to the public and accessible only through tours arranged by the Bannerman Castle Trust. Do not attempt to land on the island or enter the harbor surrounding the Island.
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East Side Access is a public-works project being undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. Deep underground, rail tunnels are extending from Sunnyside, Queens, to a new Long Island Rail Road terminal being excavated beneath Grand Central Terminal. Construction began in 2007, with an estimated cost of $6.3 billion and completion date of 2013. Since then, the cost estimate has been raised to $8.4 billion, and the completion date moved back to 2019.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States with among the most significant art collections. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The collection of Egyptian art at the Met is known to be one of the best in the whole world. Dating for the Paleolithic to the Roman period visitors can see up to 36,000 artifacts which started to be collected in 1906 when public interest in ancient Egypt suddenly grew. The Egyptian Collection is housed in 32 major galleries and 8 study galleries. The objects are arranged chronologically.
sahura and a deity
twentieth dynasty models
temple of dendur
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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The names of the nearly 3,000 people who perished in the attack are displayed on bronze parapets surrounding the reflecting pools.
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Times Square is located in the heart of the New York City. It was named after the Times Building, now One Times Square. The name is now used for the area between 40th and 53rd street and 6th and 9th avenue. Times Square is a popular New York destination all year long, but New Years Eve is the single biggest night to hit these streets.
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