March 23 2020
March 23rd, 2020 | Activities
If your travel plans are out of the window, it’s time to take advantage of virtual vacations. Set your worries aside for a few minutes and join us in a walking tour of New York—no need to get up from your couch!
Caleb Smith is a man who in the early 2000s walked every single street of Manhattan. His trek equals about 700 miles of city streets. The website, New York City Walk, maps his progress and the hidden gems he found along the way. Explore the interactive map and read about his favorite locations, most of them off-the-beaten track.
Google Arts & Culture is bringing world masterpieces to everyone’s homes. This time, it partnered with The Street Museum of Art to create online exhibits about New York’s most famous street murals and graffiti. See the most memorable work by street artist Kobra, such as “Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera” or “Fight for Street Art,” both in Brooklyn.
The best way to take a virtual tour of New York is via You Visit. This platform has interactive, 360-degree videos of New York’s best views and attractions. Start with a helicopter tour of Manhattan, and then choose from heading to Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Grand Central Terminal, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square and more. A virtual tour guide gives you fun facts about each attraction as you click to explore more.
Photographer Vivienne Gucwa decided to use her talent to capture the streets of New York. Are you thinking about the ultra HD and filtered images we see on social media every day? Think again! Using fine art travel photography, Vivienne used nature, quiet urban scenes, architecture and natural light to create images with a unique style and beautiful composition. Her published work, “NY in the Snow,” will become your favorite coffee table book!