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Help! Rec. about the travel adays in NYC for an special purpose?

I am a Chinese student who enrolls in the summer college of Cornell University Arch. program. I will arrive on Jun. 19 night in Ithaca so that I may spend few days in NYC. Cuz I have to book the air ticket very soon, it is mendatory to make the decision of the days staying.

I only have purpose of travel is to comprehend and make a field trip across the most important architectures in the history of Arch. such as empire building, Guggenheim Museum…

Then, my second purpose is to study most of the most important and creative art museums in NYC such as the museum of mordern art, metropolis… Well actually, I have to look them in very details cuz it is good for my portfolio.

Finally, if there is spare time, I would also go to the NBA market or see the night seanaries on the NY bay.

I think the time rate of ARCH:ART could be 1:2.

Can you give me some suggestion about the days? Could tell more details about the arch and art plan?(just for few words!)

P.S. can the art museum be open during nights?

I thank every patient helper, thank you really really for help me!!!

for night viewing: take a Circle Line Cruise around the island of Manhatttan

what would an empiricist say about the Guggenheim museum in bilbao?

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could you also tell me what a relativist would say about the Gug museum in Bilbao.

Thanks guys!
Please give me a specific example like a comment on the forms of the building or something.

What would ANYBODY say!!

Brighton or Manchester for a 19 year-old American to study abroad Spring 2012?

I’m a Psychology major with a double minor in Speech and Hearing Science (Language Pathology) and Dance. I currently live in Arizona and have never been to Europe, so quite frankly I’m more interested in the city than the school’s prestige. It’s between University of Sussex and University of Manchester.

I’m into history, art and music (folk, indie pop and rock). I’d love a location that makes it easy for me to travel to London, Wales, Ireland and France–specifically.

I’m concerned about the history part with both Brighton and Manchester. Are there any historical gems besides museums in either city? Also, what are the trade offs from living in either city?

I really appreciate any advice or input… it’s kinda hard just relying on the school’s websites!

Lastly, I’m a laid back girl who values good conversation and kicking back with buddies. But exciting nights out are a must icon wink Brighton or Manchester for a 19 year old American to study abroad Spring 2012?

To visit London, Brighton is only 51 minutes by train from London Victoria. In london you can connect to anywhere else in the country. To visit Paris you can get the Eurostar direct from St Pancras International. Welsh trains leave from London Paddington – you’re better off flying to Ireland.

Flight to Ireland depart from most London Airports but the nearest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick and Aer Lingus fly from there direct to Dublin.

If you’re looking for Historical gems – Brighton has a former Royal Palace – The Brighton Pavilion, it’s open to the public. Brighton and Hove is a far smaller City than Manchester and easier to get around, although if you’re at Sussex you may be able to live on Campus as it’s some way from Central Brighton.

My 9 y\o kid has bushy brows and they annoy me SO much?

I tried waxing them a few times but she throws a tantrum. She lets me apply the wax when I say she is looking like Bert from sesame street but when I have to pull it off she starts crying and saying "please, don’t pull it". But on the next day she seems OK with it. My sister started criticizing me for it, though, so I wonder, am I doing anything wrong?

Wow, yes you’re doing something wrong. How do you think your daughter, who shares the genetics of you and her father, feels when she looks in the mirror and sees Ernie? SHE’S 9 FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! You should love your daughter for who she is, not be "annoyed" because her eyebrows are bushy. Big deal. If she decides, when she’s older, that she wants to wax or pluck her eyebrows then that’s her business. I’m not sure you realize the damage you could be doing to your daughter. Not only will she fear you but she’ll begin to feel unhappy with more than just her eyebrows. You should be making her feel good about herself and accepting her for who she is, not trying to make her into your ideal looking daughter. You should feel terrible

Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie at the 92nd Street Y

0 Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie at the 92nd Street YPurchase the full program on FORA.tv: http://fora.tv/2010/06/08/92Y_Christopher_Hitchens_and_Salman_Rushdie

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Introduced by Graydon Carter at the 92nd Street Y, Jun 8, 2010, Hitchens was interviewed by Salman Rushdie.

They spoke of Hitchens’ searing memoir entitled Hitch 22 that lays bare the many contradictions in his life and affirms his conviction that all personal is also political.

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School. He is the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger and his #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award nominee, God Is Not Great.

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Calvin Trillin at the 92nd Street Y

0 Calvin Trillin at the 92nd Street YCalvin Trillin reads his political poems from The Nation at the 92nd Street Y at an event titled, “Countdown to the Election” that also featured Andy Borowitz, Susie Essman and Jonathan Alter.

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Interview with Ingrid Fliter at 92nd Street Y

0 Interview with Ingrid Fliter at 92nd Street Y92Y Concerts: http://www.92y.org/shop/category.asp?category=888Programs+-+Concerts888&ev_ads=YouTube_92YConcerts

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The Buzz: Curb Your Enthusiasm – 92nd Street Y

0 The Buzz: Curb Your Enthusiasm   92nd Street YThe Buzz caught up with the cast of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, when they sat down for a chat with news anchor, Brian Williams, in front of a packed audience. For more information on Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8, visit http://itsh.bo/eaP5Oh.

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With HBO GO, you can watch every episode of every season of Curb Your Enthusiasm on your iPad® (http://itsh.bo/hbogoapple), iPhone® (http://itsh.bo/hbogoapple) or Android™ (http://itsh.bo/hbogoandroid) smartphone. Free with your HBO subscription through participating TV providers.

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Lobsang Sangay: Tibetans ‘Have to Remain Non-Violent’

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NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 — Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, says Tibetans are committed to maintaining a non-violent movement, but it will be difficult. Source: asiasociety.org
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AsiaSociety: What do you think of this animated music video on US-Pakistan relations? http://t.co/OcnrLj1 v @AzmatZahra

AsiaSociety: What do you think of this animated music video on US-Pakistan relations? http://t.co/OcnrLj1 v @AzmatZahra
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AsiaSociety: China jails two more Tibetan monks over fire death http://t.co/p9g99k5

AsiaSociety: China jails two more Tibetan monks over fire death http://t.co/p9g99k5
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AsiaSociety: How does the intrepid @hrw Pakistan Dir. @AliDayan get away with scrutinizing the ISI? http://t.co/1IeidcV #podcast

AsiaSociety: How does the intrepid @hrw Pakistan Dir. @AliDayan get away with scrutinizing the ISI? http://t.co/1IeidcV #podcast
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92Y: @bupperoni @cathymccaughan No reports of any damage. Latest program updates here: http://t.co/4htARSB

92Y: @bupperoni @cathymccaughan No reports of any damage. Latest program updates here: http://t.co/4htARSB
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92Y: @cathymccaughan We’re on high ground, not in any of the city’s evacuation zones.

92Y: @cathymccaughan We’re on high ground, not in any of the city’s evacuation zones.
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92Y: We’re excited too! RT @kristinemreyes Lisa Kron is doing a #playwriting workshop at The 92nd Street Y this Fall! http://t.co/dhICEbA

92Y: We’re excited too! RT @kristinemreyes Lisa Kron is doing a #playwriting workshop at The 92nd Street Y this Fall! http://t.co/dhICEbA
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Interview with Humor Writer Patricia Marx

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Pakistan Too Big to Fail: Consequences for India

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NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 — Former Senior Adviser at the US Department of State, Shirin Tahir-Kheli, who spoke at Asia Society's Pakistan 2020 launch, discusses Pakistan's importance and relations with India. Source: asiasociety.org
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AsiaSociety: RT @gchikermane: Nepal needs constitution but this is what it endures @AsiaSociety: Maoist party’s Bhattarai elected 6th PM in 5 years h …

AsiaSociety: RT @gchikermane: Nepal needs constitution but this is what it endures @AsiaSociety: Maoist party’s Bhattarai elected 6th PM in 5 years h …
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AsiaSociety: That’s quite the bio of Lobsang Sangay RT @sharmeenochinoy http://t.co/Sq0Qubq @AsiaSociety fellow worth following his career! #tibet

AsiaSociety: That’s quite the bio of Lobsang Sangay RT @sharmeenochinoy http://t.co/Sq0Qubq @AsiaSociety fellow worth following his career! #tibet
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AsiaSociety: Pakistan court orders Musharraf’s property seized over Benazir Bhutto assassination case. http://t.co/UH75BFH

AsiaSociety: Pakistan court orders Musharraf’s property seized over Benazir Bhutto assassination case. http://t.co/UH75BFH
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92Y: Great interview with Patricia Marx http://t.co/n3IAQoV on @thehairpin. Take her humor writing class at 92Y in Oct! http://t.co/NhMMi25

92Y: Great interview with Patricia Marx http://t.co/n3IAQoV on @thehairpin. Take her humor writing class at 92Y in Oct! http://t.co/NhMMi25
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92Y: More tix available for talk on Anne Frank’s family with only living relative who knew her when she was alive. http://t.co/kPUHOKD

92Y: More tix available for talk on Anne Frank’s family with only living relative who knew her when she was alive. http://t.co/kPUHOKD
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92Y: @TheQueenBlogger More tix available for talk with Anne Frank’s family. http://t.co/kPUHOKD

92Y: @TheQueenBlogger More tix available for talk with Anne Frank’s family. http://t.co/kPUHOKD
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“ON NATURE” Matisyahu, DP Dave Holmes & PS22 Chorus at 92nd Street Y (PRO SHOT!!)

0 ON NATURE Matisyahu, DP Dave Holmes & PS22 Chorus at 92nd Street Y (PRO SHOT!!)http://ps22chorus.blogspot.com

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On March 16, 2010, the PS22 Chorus gave an epic performance at the 92nd Street Y with the great Matisyahu. Needless to say, I had been dying to get ahold of this performance ever since, and was ecstatic to finally receive a copy from Matisyahu’s manager when the kids performed with Matis last month at the ONEXONE Gala. Not only is it always a thrill to see and hear the kids professionally recorded, this particular performance featured the kids at their best with not only the genius of Matisyahu, but also accompanied by DP Dave Holmes of the Dub Trio on acoustic guitar! Playing with him and Matis was an inspiration, and I think we all enjoyed improvising our respective parts and bouncing off of each other’s ideas.

We were actually only slated to do “One Day” for this performance, but we all recognized magic was happening on “On Nature” at the rehearsal earlier that day (footage previously posted). Matis was cool enough to insist on us doing that one as well! Messale, who actually was a Matisyahu fan already, spontaneously stepped in to sing with Matis at the rehearsal, a bit unsure of the words, but sounding awesome! So on the bus ride to the event later that afternoon, I had him listening over and over to the first verse on my iPod, so he could have a moment with Matis. And what a moment it was!

This was just one of those performances where everything came together perfectly, so deepest thanks to the 92nd Street Y and of course to Matisyahu & his management for giving us permission to post these two videos!

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What is the best digital camera setting for museums?

I have a Canon SD1100 IS, and I wanted to know what would be a good setting to use, to take pictures in museums? I know some museums don’t allow flash photography, so any advice on how to get a decent to good picture would be nice.

Sorry if someone else already asked this question.

First make sure image stablisation is turned on. Try using auto mode this will probably be ok for most situations.

The manual mode on that camera does not give much flexibility. Although it will allow you to set the ISO, try setting the ISO to 400 or even 800. This will means you will trade a little noise in the photo for a shorter exposure time. Best to experiment with ISO settings before you go to the museum so that you know what works best with your camera.

Some other tips, when shooting a object in a glass display case try and get the lens as close as possible to the case, this will cut down on the reflections from the glass. Also wearing a black t-shirt can help cut down reflections.

Are cameras allowed in museums in NYC?

Do they allow you to take cameras inside? What are the policies on taking photos?

Specifically the met, Guggenheim, and modern museum of art.

Cameras are allowed, but absolutely NO flash (it damages the artworks, causes the varnish on paintings to darken, and fades wood). Also, you won’t be allowed to use a tripod.

Remember that even if cameras are allowed in the galleries, special exhibits might not permit it. (For instance, right now at the Met, you can’t take photos in the Baptistery Doors exhibit or the Damien Hirst, but you can take photos in the permanent collection.)

Is it worthy to go to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum? Why?

Is it worthy just the building or the expose art is very valuable?

Yes, it’s a really great exhibition space, however, there’s nothing else in Bilbao to see.

How is the class system of ancient india compared with social class divisions in other societies in asia?

How is the class system of ancient india ( in terms of the law of manu) compared with social class divisions in other societies in asia?

There was never a class system in ancient India! However there was a CASTE system, that was abolished about two centuries ago! I feel that the great Indian civilization was different compared to other Asian civilizations in the sense that money meant very little to society. India was UNBELIEVABLY rich until the seventeenth century; In fact, it was the richest country in the world until the seventeenth century. That is why money meant very little to them. Most social hierarchies were centered around the level of knowledge acquired.

Is it safe to live in Oak Ridge/Knoxville Tennessee?

I am concerned about the nuclear sites in the area. Is the pollution/radiation a problem in the area? What about cancer… has there been a higher percentage due to the Nuclear Labratories at Oak Ridge?
I grew up in Niagara Falls, N.Y., not exactly the posterchild of clean. My grandmother lived one street up from the 93rd street school which was built on top of the famous "Love Canal" mess. She died of cancer at some ungodly young age. I always found it amazing that they didn’t quarantine her street as the streets from 92nd and up were. (she lived on the corner of 91st).
I am looking to move and my dear friend lives just outside Alcoa, which is apparently 25 minutes from Knoxville. Another friend of mine lives in Oak Ridge. This makes the area appealing to me, moving to a place where I have more than strangers surrounding me.
I am just concerned. Anyone have any insight on this area? Is it a high crime area? I am mostly concerned about the pollution though, it wouldn’t make sense to move to another Love Canal. Thank You for any insight you may be able to provide.

you won’t have any problems, and its beautiful there, you’ll enjoy it

Lobsang Sangay: Tibetans ‘Have to Remain Non-Violent’

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