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Spring Is In Full Of Bloom
TIME TO BRING IT!
In June 2010 Team Nu Yawk stomped over the Brooklyn Bridge in the inaugural Spring Stampede, followed by a visit to the BK Museum which kicked off a summer that saw us go from the Statue of Liberty to Governors Island to Coney Island
In May 2011 NYSOM stomped over the Williamsburg Bridge which led to a day and night in Williamsburg followed by a summer of Fire Island, The Hamptons, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston and more
Now on May 5 2012 New York State of Mind continues its Spring tradition and gets ready for a HOT SUMMER with the 3rd annual Spring Stampede
ACT ONE: THE QUEENSBORO BRIDGE: 1:00PM-2:00PM
(Take the 4,5,6,N,R to 59 St-5 Ave, the F train to 63rd St, we will meet @ the Roosevelt Island Tram)
This time around we leave the Brooklyn bridges alone and walk over a bridge that is near to the heart of The Franchise as we meet by the Roosevelt Island Tram (on the 59 St side as we prepare to walk over The Queensboro Bridge
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is one of the major crossings of the East River, carrying 182,950 motorists and 800 bikers/pedestrians (2001 counts) between the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens and serving some of the busiest arteries in New York City. It is a five span cantilever truss; the only one of the four great East River Bridges that is not a suspension bridge.
The bridge was constructed between 1901 and 1909 and was opened to the traffic on June 18, 1909. A collaboration between the bridge engineer Gustav Lindenthal (1850-1935) and architect Henry Hornbostel, the main bridge is 3,725 feet long, the longest of the East River Bridges. The overall length of the bridge including the Manhattan and Queens approaches is 7,449 feet.
For more info on the bridge check this link:
ACT TWO: MOMA P.S. 1- 2:30PM-4:00PM (Take the E,M to Court Square, the 7 train to Court Square, the G train to 21 st)
After we're done stomping over the Queensboro bridge , we head to one of the edgiest museums in NYC and a Queens favorite the MOMA's P.S. 1
P.S. 1 is an internationally renowned museum devoted to contemporary art. It is known for its avant-garde exhibits and for leading the alternative space movement. Artists collaborate with the administrators, and some have studio space on site. P.S. 1 is affiliated with MoMA, but has a much looser, crazier feel. Somehow P.S. 1 has managed to stay creative even as it has gained fame and become part of the established art world.
The museum is in a former public school, and there's a real edge and energy created by the juxtaposition of an old school and new art. Walk toward class as the sounds of experimental video art bounce down the stone and metal corridors. Take the stairs up to the roof for a smoke and an unadvertised sculpture. Peer into the boiler room downstairs (or is it off limits?) and find the art tucked into the corners.
Check the website @ http://momaps1.org/
Suggested Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students (so if you have that college ID on you, bring it with you and save). *Note that admission is SUGGESTED, meaning you pay whatever you feel
Along the way we may be able to check out the wonderful graffiti @ 5 Pointz in Long Island City
ACT THREE: Waterfront Crab House - 4:30PM-6:00PM ( Take the 7 Train to Vernon Blvd-Jackson Ave)
After we've got our fill off P.S.1 we go satisfy that appetite we built up walking over that bridge as we go to L.I.C's beautiful waterfront to the aptly named Waterfront Crab House
While its waterfront morphs into a strip of high-rises that could easily pass for Battery Park City, LIC’s old school is in session at the Waterfront Crabhouse, where the portions are huge and the fish fresh. Lodged in a landmark 1881 brick building, the joint’s bizarre decor (shoes hang from the ceiling, while the bar has a bathtub full of peanuts) won’t distract you from the signature crabs, best sampled in a lively garlic sauce, or lobster tails stuffed with juicy crabmeat. The menu casts a wide net, much of the catch finding its way into the “bouillabaisse” of shrimp, scallops, mussels, crab, among other sea creatures, served over linguini in a choice of sauces.
Check the website @ http://wfcrabhouse.com/
Throughout the day The Franchise will be pointing out many sites of his boyhood escapades as Long Island City is his hometown
Come out with your fellow NuYawkerz as we officially kick off our Spring/Summer Season!