Guide to New York City

Below is a short list of some things to do in New York City while you are here for the 6th International MSA Congress. For a more comprehensive list as well as travel information, please visit 

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

“The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience…” – Grey Art Gallery

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Source: Weisman Art Museum

Gallery Address: Grey Art Gallery, New York University | 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003

Suggested Admission: $5.00, Free NYU students, faculty, and staff.

Gallery Hours:
Tu/Th/Fri: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wed: OPEN LATE: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sun/Mon: Closed.

Broadway Shows & Lincoln Center Performances

You can find day of, discounted tickets to some of the award-winning plays and musicals currently on Broadway at the TKTS booth located in Times Square, Lincoln Center, South Street Seaport, and Downtown Brooklyn .

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets in advance on Ticketmaster  and for performances.

Empire State Building


An iconic New York City landmark, the Empire State Building stands at 102 stories tall. An Art Deco skyscraper located in the heart of Midtown, the building offers sweeping aerial views of Manhattan and beyond. The main deck is located on the 86th floor and is the highest open-air observatory in NY. Current exhibits include: Dare to Dream and Sustainability Exhibit.

Visiting hours: 8am – 2am everyday

You can purchase tickets online at any time to save time during your visit. Please visit for more information.

Top of the Rock / Radio City Music Hall

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Located at Rockefeller Center, the Top of the Rock and Radio City Music hall are some of the most iconic attractions NYC has to offer. Enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown Manhattan including the Empire State Building and Freedom Tower, as well as Central Park. While you’re there be sure to stop by the ice skating rink as wegull as the world-famous shopping locations in the area.

Visiting Hours: 8am – Midnight everyday

Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020


American Museum of Natural History

Hours: 10 AM – 5:45 PM, open 7 days a week
Location: Central Park West & 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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Guggenheim Museum

Hours: Mon – Wed, Friday, Sun 10 AM – 5:45 PM; Thursday CLOSED; Saturday 10 AM – 7:45 PM
Location: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hours: Sun – Thurs 10 AM – 5:30 PM; Fri & Sat 10 AM – 9 PM
Location: 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
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Hours: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM, open 7 days a week
Location: 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019
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The Morgan Library & Museum

Hours: Tues-Thurs 10:30 AM – 5 PM; Fri 10:30 AM – 9 PM; Sat 10 AM – 6 PM; Sun 11 AM – 6 PM
Location: 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
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Whitney Museum of American Art

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun 10:30 AM – 6 PM; Fri & Sat 10:30 AM – 10 PM; Tuesday CLOSED
Location: 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
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