City-centric presents that are great for die-hard New Yorkers.
Wed Nov 18 2009
MTA neighborhood map
MTA Neighborhood Maps
Each 25-by-30-inch print represents one of the 65 neighborhood maps used in the subway system and features details like nearby parks and subway stations. transitmuseumstore.com, $65
Major League Dreidel’s Spinagogue
Up to nine players can participate in games such as Spinnings (use the dreidel to score runs and gelt as base runners), or the traditional twirling-top routine. moderntribe.com, $40
EXPERIENCE IT! Major League Dreidel hosts its 2009 tournament on Dec 12; watch or participate—whoever spins longest wins. Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (majorleaguedreidel.com). 7pm; advance $10, $15.
Adopt-a-Building in the Panorama of the City of New York
For as little as $50, stake your claim to a specific address within the Queens Museum’s Panorama, the 9,335-square-foot model of the city. Your name will remain in the diorama for at least five years. Plus: no maintenance costs! For more info, go to queensmuseum.org, or purchase on Paypal, $50--$2,500
EXPERIENCE IT! Go see your building! New York City Building, Flushing Meadows--Corona Park, Queens (718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org)
The Beatles: Rock Band
Channel your inner John, Paul, George or Ringo as you play through their greatest hits; once you’ve mastered the basics, buy additional downloads of complete albums like Abbey Road ($17) and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ($13). amazon.com, $240
EXPERIENCE IT! Check out “John Lennon: The New York City Years” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, for a poignant look at the life of the late Beatle. 76 Mercer St between Broome and Spring Sts (866-976-2569, rockannex.com). $17--$25.
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