Located in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan, the Forbes Collection the crown ewel of the New York gallery scene. Forbes Magazine's headquarters serves as home to this prized collection. Rare items of fascination and those that detail beauty and artwork can be found here. The private collection of the Forbes family has the largest collection of Faberge eggs. Each egg is priced upward of $10 million. These were made by Peter Carl Fabergé, a Russian goldsmith famous for making bejeweled Easter eggs for European royalty. Browse through other items such as toys and presidential memorabilia.
At Sea, permanent collection of toy boats, captivates the golden age of ocean liners. Most ships on display were built in 1870s and the 1950s. Miniatures of Alexander the Great, George Washington, Henry VIII, William Tell, Buffalo Bill and G.I. Joe can be found at the permanent collection of toy soldiers, apart from those as small as an inch.
After you are done at the galleries, go northeast towards Union Square. Here, you can buy flowers and produce at the green market, four days a week. The adjacent Union Square Park is a nice place to unwind and see the world pass by. Many subway lines stop at the Union Square Station and tourist activity is centered around the upscale restaurants and the hip neighborhood shops.
Located on E 12th Street, Gotham Bar & Grill (212-620-4020) is a local favorite, where Chef Alfred Portale's creates sumptuous fish and game entrees for your appetite.
The W New York Union Square, is housed in a turn-of-the-century building. Modern business amenities, plush home comforts coupled with a location within most of New York's reach make it a good choice for a business or leisure stay. For a more unique experience, look up the Union Square Inn, a charming boutique hotel. From here, you can walk down to discover local attractions, great shopping and dining options.
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
60 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 206-5548
Trains: C, E to 23rd Street