Although this collection of paintings is smaller than the one at the Metropolitian Museum of Art, the quality of the paintings is just as good or even better. Some of the better artists include Rembrant, and El Greco. The atnosphere is also nice.
This museum has a wide variety of native american clothing, art, and history on display. The guides there are very knowledgable and are happy to answer any question. There are also special events held on weekends where you can make a craft, ie friendship bracelets, or learn a skill the native americans used, ie playing drums.
PROS: Free admission
This show is one of the funniest ever. I sat in the front mezzanine and had a decent view of the stage. The acoustics in the theater are good too. Seats were comfortable and there was ample leg room.
PROS: Great show, good seats
You get to see the sets of somer of your favorite NBC shows. I saw the set of saturday night live and learned about how it is taped. If you are a part of the audience of saturday night live you actually miss parts of the show since there are several parts of the stage that can't be seen from each seat. We also got to see the conan o'brien studio and today show set. Good experience overall.
PROS: Learn interesting facts
The wax figures here are so lifelike. People would wait for the wax tourist to finish taking a picture before realizing that it is wax. The best part about this museum is that you can go right up to the wa figures and touch them or pose with them. Make sure you bring your camera. You want to get your pictue with the wax figures. There are some new interactive wax figures that can blush (J Lo) or roll their eyes (Simon Cowell). The only drawback here is the price (about $30 for adults). However, you can get a coupon for $6 by going to the times square tourist center and looking in one of the free travel guides offered there. You can also use the AAA discount.
The best part of this is the Egyptian art wing. There are mummies and sculptures on display. The room with the lake is beautiful. The knights and armor exhibit is very impressive. The armor is displayed fully assembled so you get a sense of what they really looked like when going to battle. I also liked the collection of musical instruments since you can see how the modern instruments evolved into what they are today. There are so many different types of art in the museum that everyone will surely finfd something that they will like. Admission is by donation of your choice. I usually give $5. The gift shop is nice, but you most items are overpriced.
This restaurant was a plesant surprise. The food is inexpensive. The melon drink (highly recommended) was only $1.50. Most dishes are $10 or under. There are a variety of different noodle and meat dishes to try. I wanted to try somthing I was familar with so I got the sizzling salmon which was delicious. If you want to try something out of the ordinary you can order goat, ox tail, pork ear, pork stomach, pork lungs, or pork knuckles. Service was good.
I went here for a party with 10-15 friends. There are 2 floors of seating, so there is plenty of room. Chicken and ribs are tasty and moist. The best part is that most of the dinners are close to $10. Serving sizes are generous. Even the drinks are a generous size. The glasses are humongous. The best dish to get is the chicken and rib dinner so you get to sample both. There are also bbq shrimp.
My family loves this restaurant and goes there for many occasions. I personally find most of the food to be a bit greasier than some of the other restaurants that I've eaten at, but the food still holds plenty of flavor. Seating is a bit crowded, especially at dim sum since the food carts are going around. There is a parking lot where the parking is free, but it is easy enough to find a spot in the local streets. The best dish there is the seafood chow mein. We order it everytime we go there (this is one of the dishes that I don't find to be greasy). Prices are low.
A restaurant in the middle of chinatown with great tasting, inexpensive food. I went there with a friend for lunch. We ordered three dishes and the total including tax and tip was just $11! The serving sizes of the dishes were very generous. One dish that you must try is the duck congee. Service is excellent too. The restaurant is not in the basement (most of the restaurants offering cheap food are). There is also plenty of seating available.