With the help of the Public Art Fund, the Japanese artist is building a living room atop the monument in Columbus Circle. The elevated platform will give the public a previously unseen view of Central Park and midtown, along with the opportunity to look the statue in the eye, recline on couches to watch TV and admire Nishi’s custom-designed wallpaper of American pop-culture icons. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance for the chance to climb six stories to the home away from home. (Elevator access is available for those who require special assistance.) Registration opens September 12 via publicartfund.org.
It's not too hot. It's not too cold. In fact, the temperature's just right. Find out how to take advantage of fall in New York with these essential things to do in New York City. We've got events and activities that range from wholesome county fairs (pig-racing anyone? We've got a monkey on the pot-bellied swine.), to a veritable army of women your mother warned you about at the New York Burlesque Festival.