ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY
OPT FOR A STYLING SESSION AT MACY’S
In New York, you’re always spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. Macy’s has conceived a unique concept called MyStylist that provides a personal styling experience to shoppers. By opting for this service, customers are assisted on their shopping experience here. Whether it’s a new job, an important meeting or an anniversary you’re dressing for, it’s not a bad way to save time and get a fresh perspective on your sense of style. The service is free and there is no compulsion to buy the outfits selected by your stylist. macys.com
VISIT THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
While the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art are obvious choices for museum lovers, I quite enjoyed my time at the Rubin Museum of Art that prides itself on art and culture of the Himalayas, India and neighbouring regions. There was a Henri Cartier-Bresson India In Full Frame exhibit running when I had visited (it’s on until September 4), which depicts his work during India’s partition. His black and white photographs, especially from the time of Gandhi’s last day and events around his funeral, are moving. Currently running until January 8, 2018 is The World In Sound exhibit that delves into how we listen to sound with all our senses. Open daily 11am-5pm; tickets are priced at US$15/`955; rubinmuseum.org.
EXPLORE GULLIVER’S GATE
If you’re wondering how to spend your time on Times Square, head to Gulliver’s Gate. Inspired by Gulliver’s Travels, this exhibit features miniature landscapes of various cities in the world. It begins with New York City, giving you a good understanding of the city’s landscape. The exhibit also features shrunken to scale cities of various European, Asian and Middle Eastern countries including France, Israel, India, Mexico and Argentina. Open daily 9am-10pm; tickets are priced at US$36/`2,290; gulliversgate.com.
TAKE UP THE TOUR AT NBC STUDIOS
Lovers of American television are in for a delight at The Tour at NBC Studios, the iconic production studios in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Delve into its rich history and visit the sets where Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers are shot. You even get a chance to produce your own show at the end of the interactive tour. Open Monday-Friday 8:20am-2pm, Saturday-Sunday 8:20am-5pm; tickets are priced at US$33/`2,104; thetouratnbcstudios.com.