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John D. Rockefeller III's private collection of ancient and modern Asian art is exhibited at Asia Society Galleries, a not-for-profitable educational society founded in 1956. In addition, the society regularly sponsors films, performances and lectures. The Asia Society includes a bookstore with works from Asian and Asian American writers.
767 Third Avenue is a remarkable commercial building in Manhattan. Constructed in 1980 by the William Kaufman Organization, it is notable for its unique oak and brick combination that makes it a standout in the cityscape. Among several amenities and services, its highlighting feature is the three-story high functional chessboard that is the largest in the world. Every Wednesday noon, a move is made on this building facade.
Central Park has many wonders and it takes quite some time to see them all if you are just visiting, however if you live here, one of the best, hidden secrets to escaping the bustle is the Ramble. This 36-acre trail space will definitely make you feel as if you left the concrete jungle and entered a nature wilderness. Along with the lake that surrounds it, the Ramble has many meandering trails that lead from the Loeb Boathouse to Belvedere Castle and through to Strawberry Fields on the other side of the lake. As with many attractions in Central Park, you could easily spend a day here and wonder where the time went.
This bronze statue in Central Park is a popular attraction for kids. Commissioned by George Delacorte and sculpted by Jose de Creeft in 1959, Alice in Wonderland is a tribute to the famous Lewis Carroll novel. The sculpture depicts Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the Dormouse gathered around a troop of mushrooms. The statue is designed for children to climb and play on. Look for Alice in the eastern section of the park, just north of the Conservatory Water near East 74th Street.
A part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) and named after its designer Marcel Breuer, The Met Breuer opened in 2016 to spotlight the best of modern and contemporary art. The works are taken from MET's collection that has brilliant pieces from every part of the world. The art is both monographic and thematic in nature. During its opening, it showcased for the first time in the world a 1931 painting from Pablo Picasso called ‘Woman in a Red Armchair'. The museum has a suggested admission fee, but you can pay as you wish at the ticket counter. However, the fee is fixed if you purchase tickets online.
If you are in the mood to let loose and have fun, Radio Star Karaoke is a popular karaoke bar located in Koreatown, where you can do exactly that. With an exhaustive list of over 29,000 songs, there is certain to be a tune that will get your feet tapping! If you are more of a bathroom singer and worry about singing in public, do not be dissuaded as you can rent out one of the nine private karaoke rooms for only USD40 for an hour. Enjoy a wide variety of local and domestic beers and liquors and an innovative selection of cocktails to keep you sprightly through the night. Make sure you have a full meal before dropping by, as the bar food menu here has only seven items, all of which are equally delicious, including items like the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Summer Rolls and Bruschetta.