So me and my fellow students are planning a trip, and since we all saw various bits of europe at one time or another, we decided to set our sights on someplace none of us have ever been: NYC.
We'll be going there from march 9 -15th.
And our coed group is made up of college seniors (aged 21-24), mastering in Graphic design. Our dep't has various majors (advertising, graphic design, illustration and webdesign). People from all majors are travelling, but i'm also supposed to be on the look-out for activities specifically for illustrators.
So H/A'ers that have already bitten the big apple, i'd really appreciate any info on:
-tourist traps that are actually worth a visit
-art galleries in general (big or small, we love 'em all,)
-galleries for contempory art or design
-specialist bookstores (childrens' or comics)
-a huge/interesting art supply store
-all things awesome you saw there,
-favourite spots to visit/ eat/shop/ relax
-is it possible to visit any art schools there? are there any majoring in illustration there?
I presume the subway is the best method to travel throughout the city? do they have week-passes? or week-passes for public transportation in general?
any other things i should know about NYC?
I already searched for some previous threads, which i found, but if anyone wants to chime in with some updated info, or some other cool spots, i'd greatly appreciate it!