South Street Seaport Museum, 16 Fulton Street. Exhibitions also held on board five ships across the street at piers 15 and 16. Open every day from 11 a. m. to 6 p. m.
International Center of Photography, Fifth Avenue and 94th Street. Open Tuesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Small admission fee.
And finally, a museum that isn’t quite a museum: The New York Experience, in the McGraw-Hill Building, Avenue of the Americas and 49th Street. There are hourly shows beginning at 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday, noon on Sunday, featuring the history of New York on 16 screens, with 45 projectors and quadra-70 phonic sound.
New York map village Photo Gallery
We would live two to a cabin, nine feet by six feet, and sleep in hard narrow bunks. The cabin would have no toilet but would have a sink, although we had better not piss in it or there would be trouble. It would be baking hot in the tropics and freezing cold in the winter, because we would start off by being shipped off in the old wrecks that either had no air-conditioning and heating, or which had machinery that only worked when it felt like working. We would live the sandwich principle of college, sea, college, sea. When at sea, we would be on a ship for between six and nine months and be given five days paid leave for every month at sea. College would be the School of Navigation in Plymouth. At the end of the three-and-a-half years, we would go back to the School of Navigation for another six months and then take our professional examinations. This would be a solid week, in which we would sit a series of three-hour examinations in mathematics, physics, law, naval architecture, engineering, meteorology, electronics, navigation and half a dozen other subjects I forgot. We would have to get 65% minimum in every single subject, otherwise we would fail the whole lot, without compromise. In the summing up, we were told that if we got through that – which not many people did – we would be wise, tough, resourceful and respected, and would be set for a rewarding well-paid and adventurous life.