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Carnegie Hall and the Gems of Midtown Manhattan

" How do you get to Carnegie Hall ? " Answer - " Practice ! " You can also take this wonderful , virtual walking tour , another gem from the pen of the Times critic , Michael Kimmelman . Replete with great , detailed photos , and wonderful dialogue , it's the next best thing to being there ! https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/arts/design/carnegie-hall-lincoln-center-virtual-tour.html

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I love these architectural series in the NYT...fascinating stuff!

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Same Carnegie. And not just the US; many Canadian libraries were built with the steel man's fortune.

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Thanks for sharing this! That's my "old neighborhood." When I first moved to NYC, I worked in Carnegie Tower, the office building adjacent to Carnegie Hall.

For the first 8 years or so that I lived here, I never saw Carnegie Hall. The entire building was sheathed in scaffolding. Having long since moved on to a different job, I was back in the neighborhood for a dentist appointment (my dentist is across 7th Ave, across the street from the Art Students League) and saw it in all its glory for the first time.

"How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" "The N, Q, W, or R, of course. Get off at 57th and 7th. If you're coming from downtown, be at the head of the train. If you're coming from uptown/Queens, be at the tail.)

Watch "The Men who Built America." Then, visit NYC. The history opened my eyes to so much historical significance in NYC. The Frommer's easy travel guide of NYC has two history self-walking tours. We did one of these and had a great time. Really got us away from the more touristy fare and enhanced my experience of NYC.

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What a great tip and thanks for sharing it. It was wonderful; I have shared it with others who also enjoyed it. Thanks again Steven.