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Museums and Parks’ Perspectives

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Don’t feel like actually traveling all around the five boroughs to get your sense of New York City geography?

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The Queens Museum offers the condensed, climate-controlled answer. They’ve recently reopened, and fortunately, retained main spectacle of this comprehensive 3-D map.

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Of course, they’ve taken efforts to keep the institute current, such as displaying modern living arrangements for anthropomorphic cheese graters.

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It was quite the worldly experience.

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Hiking, I approached this cave to observe what looked like upside-down ice stalactites. Not exactly sure how they formed, but I would estimate there being some kind of repetitive drip from a just-above-freezing melt — that turned freezing soon enough.

This ice formation was last week so it’s probably all melted by now…

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Elevated heights offer fine vantage-points of the Hudson River, partially frozen.

IMG_1029[1]Not to mention Indian Point Power Plant.

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Bare deciduous plants this time of year definitely offer enhanced visibility of what’s beyond.

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And look interesting up close and personal.

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The Museum of Art and Design is currently displaying a 3-D printing expo.

IMG_1035[1]I had been unaware of this previously, but ceramics are now printable.

 

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