The met has all these greek and roman sculptures and stuff along with a full Egyptian temple. They also have lots of canvas paintings from different periods. Its modeled on the British museum if you've been there
The Museum of Natural History has cultural artifacts from different societies all over the world, and alot of dead animals. Its actually a very awesome museum and my favorite one in ny, if you're into that. Theres also a hall of human evolution in it if you're feeling blasphemous
foreigners can take a while to get through, I think you have to get fingerprinted and stuff. It shouldnt be so bad, security at heathrow is much more intense than Kennedy airport
avoid all the tourist destinations except the observation deck on the empire state building which is awesome and the lines can be short in the morning
go to chicken guy on 53rd and 6th to meet nyc muslims and eat crappy halal food
I like dead bodies, mummies, war relics, dead stuffed animals etc. Is there halal/kosher everywhere? I only want to be around for around 6-7days. I might take advantage of the weak dollar and buy a laptop and a ipod touch.
it shouldn't be long to get through at Kennedy airport, my cousin came from the UK and he had an Indian passport, it was quick.
you should go to the MET and Natural History Museum, lots of cool old stuff to see there. the MET is huge and it's free. Hopefully the Islamic art section will reopen by then. Typical tourist spots are Times Square (brand name stores, overpriced Madame Tussauds there but the London one is better), Empire State, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and those open red tourist buses that take you overwhere in the city. There's Chinatown but I don't know how different it is from the London one. (I've heard ours is better. Tai Pan bakery on Mott St. is the best if you have a sweet tooth).
You must have a slice of ny pizza. and the chicken guy is a local favorite for guys.
Thanks- I hate Tussauds and Chinese people but the MET sounds cool. I'd like to see some crack addicts aswell but from a safe distance maybe a tour bus would be good for that.
And an Islamica meet up sounds awesome especially since gotfive is in chicago and I don't currently have any outstanding threats from any NYC islamicans.