Don’t feel like actually traveling all around the five boroughs to get your sense of New York City geography?
The Queens Museum offers the condensed, climate-controlled answer. They’ve recently reopened, and fortunately, retained main spectacle of this comprehensive 3-D map.
Of course, they’ve taken efforts to keep the institute current, such as displaying modern living arrangements for anthropomorphic cheese graters.
It was quite the worldly experience.
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…
Elevated heights offer fine vantage-points of the Hudson River, partially frozen.
Bare deciduous plants this time of year definitely offer enhanced visibility of what’s beyond.
And look interesting up close and personal.
The Museum of Art and Design is currently displaying a 3-D printing expo.