About Craig N
Lives in New York City, New York
Since Jul 2014
35-49 year old male
Hello from NYC! I am a freelance writer and editor covering everything from travel to food. I've done work with big and small companies and love seeing projects come to life. In my free time I love exploring neighborhoods across all five boroughs and visiting other cities across the globe. Other favorite activities: bowling and trips to the beach.
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Art Museums
History Museums, Speciality Museums
Historic Sites, Libraries, Concerts, Gift & Speciality Shops, Art Museums
Natural History Museums
If you love contemporary art, MoMA has it all under one roof - from Warhol and Picasso, to Van Gogh and Jackson Pollock, as well as several rotating blockbuster exhibitions.
This institution combines cutting-edge art with cutting-edge architecture to create a must-visit museum for any modern art enthusiast. Its location along the Bowery gives it an urban edge, perfectly reflected by the art on its walls. You'll find up-and-coming artists as well as more established contemporary works here, plus a hip gift shop and cafe.
Even if you don't have time to go inside, walking by this stunning building by Frank Lloyd Wright is worth a trip to the Upper East Side. The real highlight, however, lies inside - its circular, sloping galleries, which run the length of the building, make viewing art here a unique experience.
As one of the largest museums in the world, this place deserves a few hours of your time in order to explore everything it has to offer - from ancient Egyptian sculpture and European master works, to classic photography.
After undergoing an extensive renovation in 2013, the Queens Museum - located in Flushing Meadows Park where the 1964 World Fair was held - is looking better than ever. Any city enthusiast will love its unique combination of international works, including local artists, with urban history, thanks to the 'Panorama of the City of New York' - a spectacular scale model of all five boroughs.
Highlighting both local and international artists of African descent, this museum has been an important part of the Harlem community since 1968. Located at the heart of 125th Street, you'll find a wide range of mediums here, including painting, mixed-media and a large collection of Harlem photographs from the 20th century.
Designed by accomplished architect Maya Lin, this beautiful museum in the bustling neighbourhood of Chinatown, tells the story of Chinese immigrants living in New York City and beyond. Through a series of sharp multimedia displays, visitors can trace the history of Chinatown and the people that created one of the most significant neighbourhoods in the city today.
Located at the upper reaches of Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue, this institution showcases art by Latin and Caribbean artists, including many of the Puerto Ricans who made the surrounding East Harlem neighbourhood such an important hub for art, culture and music.
If you love all things New York, prepare to be wowed by this museum at the northern end of Museum Mile. Focusing on the the history of New York, you'll find all sorts of exhibits here - from the natural history of Manhattan Island to photography showcasing local neighbourhoods, plus frequent events to delight any true city enthusiast.
Once the home of famous banker J.P. Morgan's private library, this marvellous museum contains a wonderful collection of rare books, prints and drawings. Combining historic architecture with modern design, book lovers in particular will love this unique museum experience. Highlights include illuminated manuscripts, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and original scores by Mozart and Beethoven, among other musical masters.
Kids and adults of all ages will enjoy a trip to this famous museum nestled alongside Central Park on the Upper West Side. From incredibly detailed, handcrafted dioramas of natural habitats, to the ancient art of storied civilizations - this is where the best of art, science and culture are brought together beautifully under one roof.
An offshoot of the Museum of Modern Art, this groundbreaking Queens institution is known for more cutting-edge exhibits, and frequently rotating contemporary art shows.
Housed in a handsome mansion that was once the home of successful businessman Henry Clay Frick, this intimate museum on the Upper East Side is packed with old masterpieces from greats including Goya and James McNeil Whistler. There is also an impressive collection of antique furniture, sculpture and home decor to explore.