Annual Meeting News
 DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2014.3b20
50 Ways to Enjoy the Best of New York
Psychiatric News
Volume 49 Number 6 page 1


People from every part of the globe flock to New York for its seemingly endless array of famous sights and unique activities. Here is just a sampling of ideas for your time away from the convention center.

Abstract Teaser

The APA annual meeting in New York City in May presents a tremendous challenge to attendees, as the scientific program will be fantastic, leaving little time to enjoy “the greatest city in the world.” Nevertheless, here are 50 suggestions of fun things to do in your free time. There are at least 50 more that could be suggested. The website NYCGO.COM is a great place to find out even more about interesting things to do in New York, some on the usual tourist circuit and some where tourists may be outnumbered by locals. I look forward to seeing you in May.

1. World Trade Center Memorial and Museum

2. Freedom Tower

3. Empire State Building

4. Statue of Liberty

5. Tiffany’s

6. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

7. Eldridge Street Synagogue

8. The Jewish Museum

9. Cathedral of St. John the Divine

10. Eat a genuine New York bagel

11. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

12. Get tickets for “The Late Show With David Letterman”

13. Katz’s Delicatessen

14. Greenwich Village

15. The High Line Park

16. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

17. People-watching on the mall in the Broadway theater district

18. The Museum of Modern Art (free on Friday night)

19. The Metropolitan Museum (sit on the steps after you are overwhelmed by the art)

20. The Guggenheim Museum

21. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

22. Get a slice of New York style pizza

23. Have a drink at Bemelmans Bar

24. The Museum of the City of New York

25. Get tickets to “The Daily Show”

26. Central Park Zoo

27. Strawberry Fields in Central Park

28. Get tickets for “The Tonight Show” (now back in New York)

29. Take the #2/3 train to the Brooklyn Museum

30. While there, see the Japanese Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

31. Have a steak at Peter Luger’s in Brooklyn

32. Have a schmear at Barney Greengrass the Sturgeon King

33. Go to Zabar’s food emporium

34. Dine at Il Mulino on West Third Street

35. The Time Warner Center

36. The American Museum of Natural History

37. While there go to the Rose Planetarium

38. Grand Central Station

39. Yankee Stadium (there are games during the APA annual meeting)

40. CitiField (the Mets are away but the stadium is cool)

41. Rockefeller Center

42. See a Broadway show

43. Window shop on Fifth Avenue

44. Serendipity 3 ice cream parlor

45. FAO Schwarz toy store

46. The Whitney Museum

47. Have a hamburger at the Parker Meridien

48. The Plaza Hotel

49, High tea at the Pierre Hotel

50. Take a selfie on Park Avenue in front of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel ■

Philip Muskin, M.D., is chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 2014 APA annual meeting.

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