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Discovering Columbus

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Address: Intersection of Eighth Avenue, Broadway, and West 59th Street, New York City, NY
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8 Flights Up But Worth Every Step

A free art installation that NYC is famous for, you can get free tix online. The artist has built a living room around the statue of Columbus at Colubus Circle. There are sofas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2012
Lorraine K
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

A free art installation that NYC is famous for, you can get free tix online. The artist has built a living room around the statue of Columbus at Colubus Circle. There are sofas and chairs and amazing views of NY from this height. Check out the wallpaper and book titles! Very cleverly done and well worth seeing.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

One of the only good things in the wake of Sandy is that Discovering Columbus has been extended to December 2nd! Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

A great installation. Climb 7 stories to the top of the Columbus Statue in the center of Columbus Circle to a living room setting with Columbus as the centerpiece of a living room in the sky. Whew, I'm tired just writing that! A little mainstream quirky, a clever way to get up close and personal with a statue that you've... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

We were lucky to get tickets to one of the last days this was still running. It is a very interesting idea, and although you know what to expect on top of the stairs, it is still very surprising to see the Columbus statue standing on a coffee table in the middle of a room. The view from statue's standpoint... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

This exhibit is schedule to close I believe in mind November, though we have hear it may be extended. I'm not much of an art person, but even I thought this was pretty cool From the outside, with all the scaffolding it looks like they are renovating the statue. Once you get in though its pretty cool to be able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

This was a fantastic exhibit. Must admit that I did not have high expectations but was I suprized. It was an amazing idea and allowed us to see this statue in a way we never imagened could be possible. Passing columbus circle will never be the same. While visiting the exhibition is free it is necessary to make a prior... More 

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