The Immersive Van Gogh Installation in New York

As immersive Van Gogh light experiences have opened all across the country this summer, our staff noticed a distinct tread: Our moms were contacting us about them. Whether it was the magic of Van Gogh in family lore or the magic of Facebook’s targeted marketing, the phenomenon was real. But should we actually recommend the experience to our moms? Did it hold up? Last month, Seija Goldstein visited the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in downtown New York—and so of course we wanted to share her review. Here it is. Date of Visit: June 30, 2021 Travel to Location: I ventured to take the subway for the first time since early March 2020. It was not too crowded at midday, and

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Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Central Park

Editor’s Note: We share travel destinations, products and activities we recommend. If you make a purchase using a link on our site, we may earn a commission. New York is arguably the best-known city in the USA for good reason. There is an almost endless array of sights, sounds and tastes to enjoy in the Big Apple. However, no trip to New York City is complete without visiting the Statue of Liberty and Central Park. With so many people coming to NY to see these iconic spots, it’s a good idea to have a plan. So, here are top tips to save money and time when you visit Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty in

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Where Can Tourists Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in New York City?

Where can tourists get a COVID-19 vaccine in New York City? The Big Apple has started vaccinating visitors to the city in popular tourist spots like Times Square and the High Line to boost both tourism as well as overall vaccine numbers, the city’s mayor announced. The plan, approved by the state’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was activated after the state updated its eligibility guidelines to include anyone over the age of 16 who lives in the United States. Previously it was limited to people who lived or worked in New York. The vaccine effort will provide U.S. tourists with one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots at mobile vaccination hubs. In addition to places like Times Square, the shots will be set

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When is the Best Time to Book a Flight to New York?

When is the best time to book a flight to New York? The Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps, the center of it all… Any savvy traveler knows that New York City is the ultimate can’t-miss destination. No matter where you’re from, you have to make a trip to NYC at some point in your life. Don’t stress: You can visit New York on a budget. Remember to search for cheap flights and hotels in New York. After analyzing data and travel trends, we’ve gotten more clarity on the best time to book a flight to New York. However, it’s always smart to keep an eye out for last-minute surprise deals and to be flexible with travel dates and

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Experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature in New York

A Yayoi Kusama exhibition opening this week at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) will include a newly commissioned version of the Japanese artist’s celebrated series of immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms, the centrepiece of many Kusama shows. The work Infinity Mirrored Room—Illusion Inside the Heart (2020) comprises a cube-like glass structure with a reflective surface pierced by small holes, but it may only remain viewable from the outside depending on state-wide restrictions. The NYBG had planned to charge visitors an extra $10 (in addition to the $35 admission) to enter the installation but has announced that it will wait until the summer to evaluate whether state guidelines will permit visitors to enter the work. While it does not share information on ticket sales,

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Can I Travel to New York Right Now?

After a very rough year, eager travelers want to know, Can I travel to New York right now? In the U.S., New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. Hospitals struggled to manage a massive influx of patients and an underprepared infrastructure. The 2020 summer season in New York offered a brief respite, but a rise in infections occurred over the year-end holiday season. New lockdown measures across NYC were imposed; case numbers are dropping but the city isn’t completely out of the woods yet. However, swift vaccine rollout means that as time goes on, the panorama looks better every day. If you’re hoping to plan travel to New York, read on for all of the

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El Museo del Barrio’s Worthy New Triennial Defines Latinx Art Through a Common Struggle

In a new format called La Trienal, El Museo del Barrio’s survey of contemporary Latinx art “Estamos Bien” asserts that Latinx art is defined by a confrontation to systems of power. Bringing together a collection of works from intergenerational artists without a history of exhibiting at the museum (save for one, Candida Alvarez), curators Susanna V. Temkin, Rodrigo Moura, and guest curator Elia Alba argue that while there is no singular form or aesthetic to Latinx art, it is intrinsically tied to social critique. The show gathers works by 42 living artists and collectives spread over eight gallery spaces including the entryway and a brand new gallery. These artists outline the resilience in Latinx culture, reclaim lost histories, elevate the

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