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Museum of Sex
The Museum of Sex in New York is located at 27th Street on Fifth Avenue. It first opened to the public in October 2002. The museum tells the story of human sexuality through the ages using exhibitions, artefacts and displays. There are over 15,000 items on display, which include photographs and works of art. A research library and multimedia library are both at the disposal of visitors. Opening hours, directions and admission prices are all available on the website.
Bryant Park is situated a few blocks east of Times Square. It has had a colourful history was once a graveyard for the poor and a military excercise area during the civil war. It gained a reputation as a no-go area in the 1970s, but a major redevelopment took place and the park reopened in 1992. The park only covers a 4 acre plot and backs on to the New York City Public Library. There is also a lawn area where many office workers enjoy a picnic lunch during the hot weather. There are a number of restuarants and cafes with outside dining under the shade of the trees. Activities in Bryant Park include chess & backgammon and there is an outdoor reading room. Bryant Park is a WiFi Hot Spot, bringing the internet free to users. During winter there is a skating rink and this is free. There is a Carousel in the mid-park area on the 40th Street side which is open daily from 11:00am to 7:00pm.