A June 2007 trip
to New York by ripplefan2
Quote: What a place!
Trying to decide what to eat before entering the Museum of Sex in NYC is a hard thing (no pun intended) to do because there are very few restaurants on 5th Avenue in that area. My girlfriend and I found a quaint-like natural foods diner right across the street called Naturally Tasty (www.menupages.com/restaurantdetails.asp?areaid=0&restaurantid=4186&neighborhoodid=0&cuisineid=30). The thing that caught our eyes was the Hofbrauhaus Beer symbol in the window. So we headed in, basked in the air conditioning (which in New York in the summertime, is like gold) and ordered up some Heife Weisen.
After perusing the menu for the better part of 20 minutes (there are that many things and decently priced) we finally ordered. I went with the chicken burrito and my girlfriend got the pastrami sandwich. Never in all of my life have I had such a phenomenally wonderful burrito. Cooked with a bit of curry and a lot of roasted vegetables, it was to die for. And the pastrami sandwich was so moist and delectable; it just melted in your mouth. The bill was too bad considering what we got; it totaled out to $46 which included four beers and the two meals. The service could have been a little better, but the food is so worth waiting a little longer than normal for an order to be taken.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2007
234 5th Ave.
New York, New York 10001
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Madison Square Park
New York, New York
I was lucky enough today to experience something that I have done in other cities before, but not in my home town of New York. My girlfriend and I went to the Museum of Sex. The regular price for admission is a mere $14.50 for adults and $13.50 for students, but if you are Internet savy (which you must be if you are reading this) you can head to their website (www.museumofsex.com) and print out the $5 Off Coupon that is there. If you forgot your coupon or it is expired (which was my case today) you can just play nice with the front desk person and they give you the discount. Such nice people trying to save you money for your love of sex.
Upon entering the turnstile we were immediately greeted by a flower representation of a penis. What a way to enter a museum, huh? The museum consists of three different exhibits that are so informative and interesting, that pulling yourself out of one to enter the other is a hard thing (no pun intended) to do. The first room explained the different types of kinks and fetishes out there. I don’t want to get too detailed here because I would to ruin the experience, but some of the video are hard to stomach. Really only one in particular which involves an S&M setup, needles, claps and a penis. Enough said.
Before leaving the first exhibit, there is a sign in book that someone had cheerfully filled in with their email address and a note for the need to make a porno tape. Then they finished it with "SERIOUSLY!" The second floor was really cool. Here was where they explained the history of sex and movies. It started by explaining the history of movies (briefly) then diving right into the harder stuff. Again I don’t want to give too much away here because it is very intense, but there was one thing that was great. An instructional video on sexual positions was playing to a crowd that would have made you think that there were handing out money in this corner. People couldn’t peel themselves away until the loop was over but you see that a lot of people were taking mental and actual notes. Some of the other movie loops were enough to keep some people in a sitting position for a while, so there is a lot to see.
The last room dealt with toys, the past products of prophylactics and sex and disability. This part was very interesting and an equally hard room to pull yourself from. They had Playboy's that were translated into Braille. And this was done by the Library of Congress. Sometimes you got to love the government. There is also a computer set up where you can leave a personal sex story for the rest of the world to read about. If you don’t want to do it here, you can log on to the website form the comfort of your own home, or even from your office when you a re slacking off. Upon leaving, the capitalism of everything is very apparent in the fact that you are deposited back into the gift shop. Although there are a lot of things here (and decently priced) the store seems to be lacking considering the content of the museum. But all in all, the museum should be a stop on everyone’s list whether you are visiting New York or just looking for something to do.
Queens, New York