What Should I Do in New York?

I just spend about two weeks in Montana celebrating Christmas and New Years with Rachel and her family. I got back into Seattle yesterday and Friday morning I’m off to New York for a work trip. I’ll be out there for almost two weeks. I’m not sure how much free time I’m going to have, but I’d love to gather your thoughts on anything I “simply must do” before I leave.

In case it helps, I’m going to be staying in Islip, but will have easy access to common modes of transportation.

Some things on my list already:

  • Broadway Show, maybe Wicked?
  • SNL show
  • Empire State Building
  • Ground Zero
  • MoMA
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Times Square
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

What else should I do? Ideally, these are things I can do on a weeknight or weekend and still have me at work early the next morning.

If You Happen to Be in NYC Tomorrow: Radio Lab Premiere Listening

After my entry two posts ago on Continuous Partial Attention and my ever so slight mention of Radio Lab1, David Bukszpan, the publicist for WNYC Radio, sent me an email:

I see you’re a Radio Lab fan. I also see you’re out in Seattle, so you won’t be able to make it, but wanted to let you know the Season 4 Premiere Listening takes place tomorrow (Thurs) at the Angelika Theater in NYC.

More info at www.radiolab.org & www.wnyc.org/events/93353, in case you have readers in NY you’d like to tell about it.

So I know that at least a few of you are in New York, so I thought I’d pass this along.

And in case that wasn’t enough, check out scientist tickles rat in flattering red lighting at the Angelika Film Blog.

Perhaps Jad Abumrad or Robert Krulwich will call2 me next.

Update: See also: http://hughmcguire.net/2008/02/20/radiolab-live/

1 It was a footnote mention that said, “See also”
2 My number is on the right column of the blog