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Museums and dim sum - advice please.

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Museums and dim sum - advice please.

I was advised to post on this forum and not on the statse's so here it:

My husband and I will visit NYC late January 2014. We are looking for special events at any museum. Last Sep we visited MOMA and it had a tribute to Corbusier that was very interesting for us. This time we plan visiting the MET, second visit after 15 or more years, and the Guggenheim that we did not visit since the renovation. We are open to other suggestions.

Another question is about nice places for dim sum. Either near these museums or near 40th street west, China town etc...

I am following the forum about snow boots and so on as I come from a warm climate.

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1. Re: Museums and dim sum - advice please.

dim sum only try chinatown please.....and lunchtime not dinner time....you mgith want to check YELP for some suggestions. I also recommend you check the individual websites for individual museums and also consider the Tenement Museum enjoy your trip

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I would visit the Children's Book Exhibit at NYPL.org and have lunch at the Society of Illustrators

societyillustrators.org and see the Chagall Exhibit before it closes at the Jewish Museum and if you like Le Corbusier you might also be interested in mcny.org/content/i-have-seen-the-future as well as all the other exhibits at this museum.

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Welcome back Shosh!

Take a look at Golden Unicorn in Chinatown for the full dim sum lady cart experience. While in the area you may want to check out the Eldridge St Synagogue, the first synagogue in America built by Eastern European Jews, which means you can bring your own vodka! There's also a Buddhist temple on the same street, and a few others nearby.

The only really cool special exhibit I know is the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum which I must say is really interesting even for non fashionistas like myself. The museum is interesting as it is.

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Listen to Ziggy the fashionista! The JPG exhibit is very cool as is the rest of the museum if you want a day in Brooklyn. Spend a day looking around.

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Love it that you enjoyed JPG, Ziggy. He had some beautiful pieces. Sadly, he is a bit off the radar at the moment and am so happy that he is getting some recognition with a retrospective of his work. On my "to do" list for the weekend provided the "stork" doesn't pre-empt my plans. Highly recommend a visit to the MET to see the JAR exhibit. Stunning work from a"boy" from Brooklyn.

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First synagogue in America built by Eastern European Jews is not my cup of tea. I saw the Torou synagogue in Newport, the first ever in America built by Jews immigrating from Spain. This is "my heritage". Anyway not a synaogue goer anywhere. Thanks for the dim sum reference. I'll check museums' websites to see what will appeal to me. Dresses even by JPG do not. Right now the MET and Guggenheim are on the list.

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Know that dim sum places get crowded Sunday at noon is popular May be a wait also know that round tables seat 10 or 12 not uncommon to have different groups plopped down at same table--unless your party numbers 10 or 12. This is normal. Pls. don't object. You want the cart experience where you pick and point-not the menu experience, which is rare. Know, too, that the most exciting Chinatown in NY for my money is now the one in Flushing, QNS yes that is a 34 min subway ride from Grand Central. but info available if you like.

Also on Eldrideg St at abotu 99 is Vanessa's Dumplings--cheap, cheap casual--sesame pancake is specialty-I mean 4 can eat lightlfy for ten bucks. Know too that this place doubled in space but is still tiny.

I liked the JAR exhibit, also. - not jars but fine jewels.

some people enjoy conveyor belt sushi-for that I suggest EAST on Third Av between 26th and 27th. Lunch or dinner.

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Thank you nycmom22. We'll visit NYC Monday-Friday so it will be quieter. Sitting at the same table with others can e fun. I hope the weather will cooperate too.

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