Columbus Up Close and Personal

    Tatzu Nishi’s ‘Discovering Columbus”

    NY – If you haven’t already heard, Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has created the latest ‘must-see’ art installation in NYC and it’s all centered around one famous individual: Christopher Columbus.  So, it of course seemed fitting that we encourage you to check out the inspired exhibit entitled, “Discovering Columbus,” in time for Columbus Day.

    Whether you’ve admired it for years, or passed it hundreds of times and have no idea what we’re talking about, we’re referring to the statue of Columbus at the heart of Columbus Circle near Central Park.  There, a 13-foot-high marble sculpture of the infamous explorer stands upon a 75 foot column that dates back to an astonishing 1892. And now, (in conjunction with the Public Art Fund) through November 18 you can get up close and personal with the historic Mr. C. as he appears to stands upon a coffee table in a swank Upper West Side living room, complete with couches, bookshelves and even a working TV.  Up to 25 people at a time can enter the approx 30′ x 30′ space that’s accessed by climbing six floors of scaffolding.  But you can’t enter without a free timed ticket.  Click here to reserve your time.

    Robert at the top of the Museum of Arts and Design

    If you’re looking to plan a special afternoon or evening around your visit, you can pull out all the stops for lunch or dinner at the stunning Robert restaurant, located atop the Museum of Arts and Design. Here the feel is also much like a living room, as you can dine on couches or sit at tables near the windows where the park view is breathtaking.

    However, if you’re looking for a wider dining selection nearby, head over to The Shops at Columbus Circle where you’ll find everything from a chocolate croissant at Bouchon Bakery to the finest meal in the city at the famous Three Star Michelin, Per Se.  Wherever you go, hopefully with Columbus in mind you’ll explore something new.

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