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Im headed to New York City for 5 days in December and Im looking for the best kept Maritime secrets in and around the city.   Ive never been, and truthfully, not travelled extensively on the East Coast.   This is a first big trip and I don't want to miss the good stuff.   If you have suggestions please send them.  My interests are primarily with Maritime art, models and museums/archives/libraries. 

 

Thanks!

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Intrepid Air, Sea, Space Museum - mid Manhattan, west side, Hudson River

Ellis Island  - 

American Museum of Natural History,  west side of Central Park

Museum of Modern Art, ditto above location

Cloisters, Riverside, north of George Washington bridge, medieval art 

 

Ones I can think off top of my head, been to all of them myself. 

 

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If you can get into the NY Yacht club, do so.   NO PHOTOS when I was there, but I made a ton of sketches when working on a schooner model for a client.   Fantastic yacht models to be seen.  Maybe give them a call and tell them you are doing some research for a project.  It worked for me, but that was some years ago. 

New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 USA
+1(212) 382-1000 Fax: +1(212) 391-6368
quartermastersny@nyyc.org
 

South Street Seaport to visit some sailing ships.

 

Benjamin's Steakhouse (23 E 40th St location, -not East 41st which is also good - Ask for Victor to help you) and Keen's Steakhouse on 72 W 36th which is a great old historic chop house with some great memorabilia.

 

Allan

 

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If you have the time take the Long Island Railroad (Huntington Line) from Penn Station to Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum in Cold Spring Harbor.- 1 hour away plus an Uber or cab.  Great museum in a town on Long Island Sound.

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Thanks for feedback everyone!   Southstreet and the Intrepid are definitely on my list.   As a rare book professional, Ive also have some book related stops to build in but darn if I don't feel a bit guilty for not making it Boston.   I have done work for the Admiralty Library and visited the Victory many times.   It seems a shame not to balance that out and finally see Constitution!  Alas, another trip!

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5 minutes ago, Jim Rogers said:

I believe Mystic CT and the Morgan are about a two hour drive on 95 north now that is a must see.

It would take that long just to exit Manhattan and get to Westchester County :D

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I just returned from a trip to NYC with a break to visit Mystic which I agree is a must see, especially their operating shipyard.  Even my wife wants to go back.  Uber cab from Manhattan to LaGuardia rental car lot (daughter’s account)😏, then over the Whitestone Bridge and across I95 to Mystic- 2 hours.

 

Roger

 

 

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You were lucky Roger ! When my daughter and her husband were at USCG Station Fort Totten, we could spend 2 hours just trying to get across the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridges. Otherwise the trip would be about 3 hrs from here.

 

Was really glad when they moved to New Hampshire, same driving time (3 hours) but no sitting in stopped traffic for hours trying to cross a bridge. ;)

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The powers that be have eliminated toll collection on the bridge and short connector Parkway, so this probably speeds things up.  When you get to the bridge there is a sign that reads “EZ Pass or Call*826 to arrange payment.”  Coming from toll free Minnesota and driving a rental car EZ Pass was not an option and calling while driving was not one either.   A week later I got a bill for the tolls from the rental car company.

 

Roger

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It's been a very looooong time since they left Fort Totten.  Glad to see the "cashless toll" system finally got installed on those bridges because, yes, it was the toll collection booths that were the main cause of the bottleneck. Even getting into the right EZ-Pass lane was an exercise in frustration (I do use EZ-Pass)

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