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  • 5.0 star rating

    I found this place before MoMA owned it.

    An old school school building, it's perfect for large scale art occupying tall rooms.

    Easy walk from a few trains.

    I've seen underground, overground and international art shows here. One was an amazing free outdoor performance of a Japanese artist I saw first, accompanied by pianist Cecil Taylor at underground venue in a small town in Japan. I found the artist had collaborated with other visual artists I know as well as personal friends.

    The art world is an ecosystem. Individual artists digest their lives and the world around. They make work from that. Individuals, galleries and museums consume the result in an economic and temporal value system.

    But ultimately each viewer's perception is the ultimate value. The more art you see to educate yourself, the more value to you. What you think good is the the ultimate good.

    If you are in NYNY you have plenty of art experience opportunities. I love the  super personal private events found by artist friends. I love the old time museums. Keep PS1 on the radar for the inbetween.

  • 4.0 star rating

    Love the Warm Up Parties!

    Three to Four levels of art I don't really understand.

    Great for events.

    Nice to socialize with hipsters, artists and cool neighbors.

    Watching Pregame and Kickoff in Dome right now watching Seahawks and Patriots.

    M Wells Dinette reminds me of being back in High School, it's just like Yelp.


  • 5.0 star rating

    This art museum and gallery is a must for all visitors to New York and it is a one of a kind type of place!

    When I was there today, I received very friendly greetings by everybody whether by telephone or in person, including but not limited to Zachary B., Manager Of Visitor Services and William N., Senior Visitor Services Assistant and Jenn and Andrea who are their Visitor Services Assistants as well from once you walk into their lovely building.

    In their building, they had basically three floors that were open to the public which included their basement.

    Some of the exhibits that I saw included this Optical Illusion which was called "the flat side of the knife" which has a mirror that looks like there is an additional basement downstairs, but there is really Nothing underneath.  A Good Trick, Huh!

    Another really fantastic exhibit was done by Bob and Roberta S. called "Art Amnesty" in which I have Never seen before at any museum in my life whereby they have put aside about five rooms which are dedicated to the visitors of the museum and you can either bring in a piece of a rt that can be made out of metal, paper or plastic, or you can make something up right then and there at one of their available tables and have it posted on the wall.  These such walls are totally liberal which means that you can post just about anything that you want provided that you agree to sign their contract which will waive your rights to receive your art work back.  Their exhibit will last until March of 2015 and when it is over, the owners of your art work will burn ALL of the pieces that have been donated for their lengthy exhibition and this is their second time in having it at their MoMA PS1 museum.

    I was simply amazed with that exhibit, including everything else in their various art galleries.

    I want to also point out that they also show various films throughout their galleries on a variety of topics as well!

    Last, but not least, they have a very Cool Cafeteria that is in the shape of a school with desks and all of the customers eat off of them.  It sure makes You feel young again!  Rock N' Roll High School!

    I more than highly recommend MoMA PS1 to anybody seeking out a Very Unique Art Visualization Experience!

  • 5.0 star rating

    the best part of summer in the city starting? WARMUP TIME!

    PS1 Warmup happens every Saturday of the summer, beginning sometime in June. 100s of weirdos (and sometimes, their kids) gather to dance and drink to funky beats.

    Great place to make friends, run into friends, and lose your friends.

    Something really great about being drunk in an elementary school. The drinks are moderately priced and NOT cash only as some think (you can go to inside bar for CC machines). Make sure you arrive early enough to view art installations, these end at 5pm I believe.

    Great food. Even better crowd and AWESOME music.

    Add this to your NY to-do list if you haven't been. Nothing quite like breaking a friend's Warmup virginity.  Minds are blown every time :D

  • 3.0 star rating
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    Be warned: If you're over the age of 35 or so, you'll probably feel intense pressure to like PS1, just to prove to yourself that you're not ancient and out of touch. This place is a magnet for creative hipsters, with all of the counter-cultural pretensions that entails. If you're not one to stick flowers in your beard, is it still worth the schlepp to LIC? In my experience, the answer is a qualified yes.

    I say "qualified" because PS1, per its own website, is an "exhibition space rather than a collecting institution," devoted to "displaying the most experimental art in the world." That means you can never be sure what you're going to get: The current experiment could be a breakthrough, like Ben Franklin with his kite, or it could be a bust, like Bioshere 2.

    On my visit, the success rate was 50%. The much-ballyhooed Christoph Schlingensief exhibit made for an interesting historical footnote, but as art, it was sorely disappointing. Schlingensief's primary art form was political theater, something that doesn't translate well either culturally or temporally.

    For instance, when he wanted to stage a protest against German economic policies, Schlingensief called on thousands of unemployed workers to swim in a lake in front of Helmut Kohl's weekend home. (The tongue-in-cheek goal was to raise the water level and flood the chancellor's villa.) Provocative? Sure, if you were living in Germany 20 years ago. But in 2014, in one of New York's outer boroughs, you simply can't recreate the moment with a grainy film loop and a bunch of photo decals stuck on the wall. About 90% of the Schlingensief exhibit hews to this same format, and for me, at least, it was 100% ineffective.

    Just when I was prepared to write off my $10 admission fee as a complete waste, I moved down one floor and my entire opinion changed. "James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography" is a moving and memorable exhibit that perfectly captures the artist's lifelong obsession with beauty, truth and impermanence. Byars was trained in philosophy, and his restless, questioning nature comes through in every piece, from the rough-hewn and self-effacing "Self-Portrait" to the golden, altar-like "Table of Perfection." One of my favorite works was "Autobiography," a 60-second film of scratchy blackness in which Byars himself appears for a single frame -- so short, so surprising that I found myself staring at the blackness over and over again, waiting for that brief flash of light and humanity.

    The two exhibits couldn't be more perfectly juxtaposed: The bombast and anger of Schlingensief against the quiet and introspection of Byars. If art is about self-discovery, then I have to admit that PS1 succeeded brilliantly, because I discovered that I prefer my art with a question mark, rather than an exclamation point.

    Hipsters be damned -- I'll definitely be back for another experiment and, I hope, another discovery.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    This review is just for the Warm Up, as it doesn't have its own Yelp listing. For those unaware, the Warm Up is an outdoor dance party in the courtyard of PS1. They bring in food vendors, booze peddlers, and DJs. In theory, it should be pretty good.

    However, in practice, it leaves a lot to be desired. The "dance floor" gets packed early on. There are people all trying to climb the stairs to get to the front. The ground is full of gravel (I was told it used to be better when it was sand). People throw their plastic cups on the floor, where they all collect at the bottom step. People fall down the steps and spill beer on you.

    Also, the music kind of sucked when I went. Really boring repetitive beats with no real build.

    If you can deal with all of that, it's a fun time. Bathrooms are porta-potties that you have to go to the sidewalk for. Lines were that were long. Beer lines were fine, but I heard that the food lines were ridiculous (a couple of friends waited over half an hour for food).

    The party only goes from 3 to 8pm, which is a weird time to end, so you're left trying to find something to do afterwards. I would recommend taking the G train down to Williamsburg, but they're now doing construction on the line. Oh well.

  • 5.0 star rating
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    Came in on a Sunday of Valentine weekend. Since Goof Ball lives not so far away, we decided to pass by to walk off all the food we ate before passing out on the couch lol.

    LIC residents and a transplant guest (aka me) gets in free with proof of address. Thank goodness for that. They were deinstalling most of Mike Kelley's pieces to ship to Cali. Two of the bigger ones were left .

    We took the public tour that started from the Boiler Room. I give props to the guide for trying to make the tour worthwhile with very little to show at that time.

    He took us to the rooftop (and spent quite some time up there) to show the group a view of the city and what used to be 5 pointz with a lot of history telling. Great for tourists, not so much for people like us who've seen it a million times.

    We then headed back to the basement. He pointed out where all the behind-the-scenes happened. A way of trying to make the tour a little more interesting or maybe because there really isn't anything to show. Still a great way of recognizing everyone else who worked their asses off at the museum and never got noticed for it.

    Got to see the two pieces left of Mike Kelley's collection.

    Their Rooms exhibit which premiered in 1976 is a permanent attraction since the artists' works of art are mostly site-specific including Alan Saret's hole in the wall among other things. Another interesting room would be the Boiler Room. It's a huge, old boiler the building used to use covered in gold leaf. Apparently the artist Matt Mullican only used bodily fluids (use your imagination) to attach these delicate gold leafs to the huge boiler. Interesting huh? Lol

    Overall, MoMa Ps1 would have been a better experience if we came when Mike Kelleys exhibit was still in progress. Our fault for not checking the calendar. Learn from our mistake. Still won't deter us from
    coming back again especially since we're like a few cart wheels away.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    Why...  I don't understand why this place is so huge and the space isn't used to it's full advantage.  I don't know why anyone would tell me this is their favorite museum in NYC.  The roof bar lookout was glorious.  Glad I saw it, but won't return unless they have someone who I just can't miss.

  • 5.0 star rating
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    Warm up at Warm Up.

    There are so many things I love about Warm Up: day drinking, outdoor concert, dancing like no one cares, house music, fun crowd, flowing beer, cheap tickets, free art, and something for everyone.

    I've been a few times and the acts have never disappointed. I've always walked away with a new artist I need to look up and binge-listen to. From upbeat drum and bass to deep house, I can barely walk and lift my arms after an afternoon of dancing. I'll be honest, some of the acts aren't my cup of tea. Last weekend, Cibo Matto performed and I had no idea what they were saying. A lot of people however were singing along to the lyrics, and while it wasn't my favorite act, they still contributed to the fun environment.

    I would recommend getting there around 4, 4:30 to skip the line, unless the first set is someone you definitely want to see. PS1 MoMA has not seem the last of me this season.

  • 2.0 star rating

    Went here when they first opened and never cared again. Too explicit and it's just art that I don't consider artful and it is far from mysterious. I am just not feeling this place.

  • 2.0 star rating

    Certainly a unique space which showcases more recent unknown and emerging artists. Less a typical museum and more an exhibition space. The staff could be a lot more friendlier esp the ladies that work at the ticket counter. A smile, a warm welcome and offering a bit of assistance would be worth the museums while. And the lady who collects your ticket once you enter the actual museum; a smile, a warm welcome could also be useful. Senior management needs to train their unhappy staff to be fake happy and helpful to all museum guests (many of whom who are donors!) the staff attitudes are a flaw of this institution!!!!!!!

  • 5.0 star rating
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    Had such a wonderful day here. Started with a fantastic breakfast at the M. Wells Diner. Fun seating in a classroom style dining room. Menu on a chalk board and each seat came with notebooks to write in. We had pork belly quiche with tasty greens on the side. I can vouch for their lattes too. Frothy layered perfection!

    After a quick visit to the book store we headed for the two major shows here: Maria Lassnig and Christoph Schlingensief . Lassnig's paintings were lush and weird and stunningly beautiful. CS presented an amazing film show, and several interactive installations. Both shows were exceptional to experience!

    PS1 is an superbly interesting building. One of my favorite books is A tree Grows In Brooklyn, and I think this was the school Francie & Neeley went to. If you visit NYC and want to do one GREAT art museum visit that doesn't underwhelm you, visit MOMA PS1.

  • 3.0 star rating

    This rating is for Warm Up Saturday, which reminds me of EDC, but more confined and the DJ's are not that great.  $20/person to get in was totally not worth it.

    Couldn't full go in to the museum as it closes at 6pm during Warm Up Saturdays, but definitely wish I had a chance to see it.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Bad time of year to visit MoMA at PS1. They are taking down and removing artwork for relocation purposes, leaving it with barely anything to see. So we used a private tour guide for the following:

    Roof: To look at the city scape of Manhattan which I can do at my own rooftop.

    Attic: this is our empty attic where we store nothing.

    Wood shop: this is where we build stuff. Over here is where we prepare food.

    Stairs: this is where we walk up and down stairs to move around the building.

    Elevator: this big elevator is here so we don't use the stairs.

    Mike Kelley: two art pieces.

    Overall: guide was knowledgable and awesome but again, not the time of year to visit.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    I've been here twice. Once to see the exhibition at the museum and the next time (about two weeks ago) at the outdoor party. The exhibition was nice.  I like the fact that the musuem is in an old school. The exhibits were scattered throughout the floors and classrooms.  When I came for the outdoor party,  they had a dj, food and wine/beer. It was cool; it reminded me of Williamsburg.

  • 5.0 star rating

    Look, it's modern art. You're either into or you're not. If you like this scene, PS1 should be at the top of your list. If you're in the "I don't get it" crowd, PS1 is a crapshoot.

    To be clear, I'm in the "I don't get it" crowd, and I'm still rating this place a 5-star. Why? Because while there is inevitably some stuff in here that makes me think, "wtf?", there's also always something that makes me think, "This is awesome. I'm glad I came."

    I've walked the halls of this old schoolhouse-turned-museum many times. There's always a good, smart, thought-provoking mix of older works (usually from the 1960s and up) and newer works -- paintings and sketches and video exhibits and (my personal favorite) immersive/interactive installations of all creative sorts.

    Extra feature: It's FREE for Long Island City residents. Just show an ID.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Maybe I'm not artsy enough, but this museum scared the pants off of me.

    I had a good time at M. Wells for brunch, but the actual exhibits were a little too intense for someone who'd only had one breakfast cocktail. They were colorful and bold - there was a mock funeral pyre in one, and a creepy carousel pasted over with pictures of mutated animals in another. I kid you not, that carousel gave me nightmares.

    The three stars is mainly for the fact that most of the museum was under construction when I visited - the entire second floor was walled off and the outdoor section hadn't been completed yet (unless the crane and some gravel I saw was actually an exhibit - not a far stretch).

    I'd probalby come back sometime as I've heard the exhibits rotate often...but I won't come alone!

  • 4.0 star rating

    One of my favorite museum in both their exhibition and their architecture.

    This time I came for checking out their current exhibition by James Lee Byars . I brought a friend with me who haven't visited this museum. More than the Byars's exhibition, I was quite impressed and enjoyed the Maria Lassnig exhibition.

    Last time when I visited here was the book art festival last year.
    This place can hold massive visitors but I love more on the week day afternoon when the whole space us quiet.

    Looking toward to come back here soon, hopefully before the Maria Lassnig show us closed.

  • 5.0 star rating

    YAP, the young architect program is great! There is a new project which is managed by The living and Hy-Fi. The tower is made by MUSHROOM. Yes, it is mushroom. :D

  • 5.0 star rating
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    Amazing place. It is by donations, however, the suggested is 10 dollars per person. The exhibits are some of the best around, and I go to Museums often. It is my favorite museum in Queens.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    This was my first time here and I really like the feeling of being back in school. They had interesting exhibitions. I wish I had been hungry because there café smelled delicious.

  • 5.0 star rating

    Beautiful. Donation-based, and stunning. MoMA PS1 never disappoints and delivers impactful exhibitions of contemporary art. Go with your friend, your spouse, your family, yourself, your mentor, everyone!

    As for Warm Up - the concerts get so crowded, but the audience is awesome! Tons of visitors from all over the world. Beer is great. Line-up is great, a bit too young for me, but it's always nice to tour the exhibitions before getting a taste of Warm Up. The volunteers are adept and very friendly. I highly recommend.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Hey. I was in my twenties in the 1970's and was one of those young volunteer artists who worked on turning the building from an old dilapidated school into a museum. We sat on the roof while we ate our lunch. it was a blast. Been following the exhibits over the years. Some of them are very thought provoking while others are a bit like the emperor with no clothes-good try but still dont see a costume there.
    What you see is what you get. Nothing. It is always especially easy to fool the youth.
    Worh a trip, however, because there is usually at least one or two intelligent works exhibited and they are frequently a bang up experience.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Interesting spot in the Long Island city neighborhood of Queens. It's much smaller than its counterpart in midtown, but does offer a unique set of exhibits throughout the year.

    I recently stopped in for the Mike Kelley exhibit, which spanned all four floors of the museum. Can't say it was for me, but it's definitely interesting to see the various things he did.

    The museum also has a nice little dinette. Didn't stop in, but it looked busy around midday/lunch time.

    I haven't been for the warm up, but seems like a worthwhile venture next time I'm out here.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    I have very mixed feelings about PS1.

    When I first visited in 2009, I loved the exhibits. Sure, they were a little trippy, but they were lots of fun. There was a room where you would have speakers yell at you every time you took a step. There were holes in the floor and the ceiling with miniature exhibits. And so on. Even if you didn't "get it," they were interesting.

    Now, a lot of the exhibits are just the types of things that make you hate modern art. There is a big room that contains five trash cans from various cities around the world. Some rugs that have been burned by cigarettes. Some pictures of a woman growing corn. A window with blue cellophane over it that is supposed to make you think, "It's NYC out there, but it's also the ocean!" Okay then.

    The last few times I've gone, there hasn't been enough to really hold my attention for a long visit. All that being said, PS1 is also home to M. Wells. I'll review that separately, but that is a reason to visit all on its own. PS1 also hosts Warm Up, a concert series every weekend in the summer. That's a lot of fun and a great place to watch hipsters reach their logical conclusion.

    As an LIC resident, I can get in for free, so I'm hoping that future exhibits make this place cool again. Also, although it's not part of the museum, the incredible work at 5 Pointz is right around the corner and a must-see if you're here.

  • 5.0 star rating

    One of my favorite museums in the city, if not my #1 favorite. Amazing Mike Kelley exhibit while I was there. Curation and flow from room to room was great. The site itself has great energy. Don't skip the bookshop, ARTBOOK, either; I got some really great independently published things there.

  • 5.0 star rating
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    Absolutely amazing museum. If you live in lic bring a bill for free admission. PS1 actually rotates exhibits fairly often, and has some absolutely AMAZING interactive exhibits. there was a great one here a few weeks ago called "church of fear". very cool.

    All around amazingly well done place. check it out, preferably today!

  • 2.0 star rating

    I'm not a huge museum person to begin with (I gave Moving Image 3-stars, even though it gets lots of rave reviews), so take this with a grain of salt.

    Art goes way over my head sometimes, but it's places like this that make me realize that's not the case for "modern art"; it's just weird.  An exhibit with 5 different urban trash cans?

    There ARE some decent exhibits, but our group missed out on the Ansel Adams display (by a month), so we went in with disappointment.  It's also somewhat small; can get through everything at a leisurely pace in about 2 hours.

    Haven't been to the Warm Up in a few years, so I'll leave that for a separate review.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    There are two types of staff: those in red t-shirts and those in grey polos. The people in grey polos are the ones that guard the galleries, telling people not to take photos, and tend to be a bit obnoxious. The ones in red t-shirts, however, are really cool people who care less about the rules and more about allowing you to enjoy your experience to your heart's content.

    Another thing: The public tour is almost mandatory if you want to achieve any level of understanding of this type of modern art. Many of the works are literally random abstract creations painted directly on the walls, which would be difficult to comprehend without context. To that end, the tour guides (red-shirted, thankfully) are awesome. They are very knowledgeable about the works and can engage in a conversation about almost anything.

    As for the art itself, it's even more random than the main MoMA, but just as enjoyable. I don't want to ruin any surprises by describing them in detail, so you'll have to see for yourself.

  • 2.0 star rating
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    Came here with E last weekend- paid the $18 cover to look at "art" and enjoy Warm Up Saturdays (also a disappointment). My definition of Modern Art is pretty broad but do not push it with a room full of trash receptacles from all over the world and call it art (it also stank to high heavens in that room). I have to agree with Reviewer Tik A.- the display this summer is atrocious.

    Props for having it inside an old elementary school. Other than that, I would say go if you can get in for free but otherwise, skip it. I did love the short film presented on the 3rd floor (Underwater Apartment) and the weird cement stadium reminiscent of old Grecian/Roman structures on the top floor.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    I'd wanted to go to PS1 for a long time and enjoyed my visit. Great blend of performance art, installation, some really out there film/audio, and more accessible exhibits for those who are not as inclined to mine the artistic intricacies of, for example, a bottle of Evian filled with dirty water.

    Weird highlight of the trip = THE CROISSANTS! The only thing in the cafe you can get for under $10, positively butter-laden and fabulous.

  • 2.0 star rating

    Review is for Warm Up. I could not believe how bad the music was (with the exception of one act) - I would argue the beats were to a point of almost jarring. One of the "DJs" ended up being four people taking turns yelling "RIP (so and so)" into a mic over the course of an hour. Another DJ seemed to be unaware he was actually playing for a crowd. He would start about 10 seconds of a beat before overlaying a different beat that didn't flow at all, resulting in the jarring effect - this continued over the course of an hour, making it uncomfortable to hear. Seriously, who is curating these "musicians"?! I cannot imagine what the person (from MoMA?) was thinking when they selected these "artists." 100% will not go back.

    That being said, it's a cute courtyard, there is food/alcohol (cocktails were good), I would say crowd is 90% Brooklyn hipsters (pass). If you're planning on coming, I suggest doing recon into the musicians lined up for that day so you don't end up wondering why the hell you traveled to LIC for this shit.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    I'm okay with contemporary art. Actually, I don't get it. So I paid my student discount and got in to what I believe used to be a public school that turned into a museum. And that, for me, is the most exciting part of PS 1. Why? Because it was then that all the nostalgia starts pouring in. Do you remember:

    - the really low stairs with one side for going up and the other side for going down? There are two bannisters for kids of varying heights, and don't forget the crisscross gates throughout the stairs.
    - the really old looking tiled bathrooms? Where some of the stalls have broken doors?
    - the long and narrow hallways? With swinging doors in between and you never knew if some kid was going to run through the hallway and smack the door so hard that it'll hit you on the face from the other side.

    So cool. Other than that, the only thing that really stood out for me was the foil and shrink wrap religious art along with the room with a hole in the ceiling.

    Good times.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Attended the night at the museum Mike Kelley exhibition. The Print Shop parties were a little weird. However, the PS1 dome was cool. The art was interesting as well but without prior knowledge, it might be difficult to understand.

  • 5.0 star rating

    MoMa PS1 the name itself embodies cool hip, guessing the PS is for school. The installation heavy spot is formally a public school. Makes sense? I have never been to the warm up dance party. So crossing fingers I go this summer.

    Open from 12-6pm closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. I should have yelped it. I headed out there place was closed. One can make best of any situation, check out 5pointz which is even hipper *weather permitting.

    Bring your MoMa ticket up to 30days days and enter PS1 but the admission is "suggested" anyway.

    The art here is never permanent; however it does have some long term installation. I have visited PS1 on many occasions but the basement, steam punk type installation has always been there.

    PS1 known as the oldest institution to house contemporary art, mind boggling to me but still this place is super hip. Only place that is PS1 adversary would be the MANA CONTEMPORARY. If you can get to Queens, then you can make it to Jersey worth the trip trust me.

    MoMa Focker I love this place

  • 4.0 star rating
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    This is not your mother's MoMA.

    Appropriately juxtaposed across Jackson Ave from 5 Pointz, P.S. 1 features (relatively) lesser known artists and more ephemeral installations. The space itself can't help but bring out a childish wonder by the nature of the being in a school building and former classrooms -- for me the staircases particularly struck a chord.

    The installations are evanescent as the menu of a seasonal restaurant. and your liking may be equally as hit or miss. I've only been once, but had an incredibly pleasant experience, especially in the film exhibit looping a reel of flowing ribbon to a deep and somewhat soothing audio sample. Hard to further describe, but easy to categorize into the likings of contemporary art.

    Check it out and give yourself time to explore 5 Pointz while it's still bright enough for photos.

  • 1.0 star rating

    While this might be a more interesting event hammered, I was stone-cold sober and hated every moment of the PS1 Warmup (I went 9/7/13).

    The music sucked. The DJs weren't very good. The event was poorly organized, and there is no "dance stage". Just a bunch of gravel -- how the hell are you supposed to adequately move on gravel without kicking up a bunch of dust? When I wanted to dance, I was told I couldn't (in various places). When I was just standing, then, I was also told by security I couldn't stand there (despite other people also standing next to me and not getting reprimanded in any way). Security apparently had something stuck up their butts that day. The acoustics are awful. Also, this doesn't seem to be the kind of thing you should take your kids to (given that it was an 18+ event) but I saw several little kids running around. Seriously, guys?

    Plus, the crowd didn't seem very into the music. The whole vibe was just... awful. I couldn't dance without people giving me dirty looks or laughing at me, and I trained as a dancer for 8+ years. Not my kind of crowd, sorry! Like I said, I probably would've enjoyed it more if I were hammered.

    Not all of the exhibits were open for public viewing, so if you didn't like the Warm Up, you were basically S.O.L.

    If you want to go, get a ticket online beforehand. But to be honest, you're better off enjoying clubs in New York like Cielo... or places with an actual floor.

  • 4.0 star rating

    Nice, smaller arm of the MoMa. They had some creative exhibits whilst I was there. Very contemporary and less crowded than museums in the city. I would definitely recommend it.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    Lassing exhibit is great. And the pistachio rhubarb pie from M. Wells Dinette made our day.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    surgery, in an opera? an art museum, in a public school? as unlikely as these are, you can find them (or at least, the latter combination) here at PS1.

    PS1 is a wide variety of rotating modern art exhibits housed in a reformatted public school. yes, there are always going to be some exhibits that you probably won't "get", but those were surprisingly the minority. there wasn't much interactivity, but there were a lot of video-based exhibits. most of the installations here have a good description placard, which helps the artistically challenged such as myself.

    everything is supposedly loosely fitting a theme of some sort (when we went, it was something about sustainability and connecting with nature), and the exhibits rotate and change as time goes on. the hermit crab tank, the flooded fish pond, the crumbled Greco-Roman architecture, and the wooden room with no ceiling are some of the current highlights.

    most of the building infrastructure is still in place, to the point where I was getting flashbacks of an eternity spent in the NYC school system. I liked this idea of taking something old, and reformatting it into something useful.

    we didn't stay in time for any of their events/parties, but I'd go back at some point.