This morning I called the info desk at the Museum of Modern Art and was told "we are extraordinarily crowded."
One of my Facebook friends status updated that the line for the Met was "around the block."
You think that "Christmas Week" in New York will be idyllic, but it's teeming. Frothing with tourists.
That's why, when you visit NY during Xmas Week, you should head for the New York Public Library main building on 5th Avenue and 40th Street.
That's what we did.
Free. No lines.
A Dickens' exhibit.
An exhibit about the history of lunch of New York City. (Do you know that the NYPL archives literally hundreds of vintage restaurant menus?) The online exhibition is here.
And look at the library's lobby tree: