I was at the Paris Air Show in 2008 for an industry day when Airbus was still showing off the A380, and watching what it was capable of bare minimum weight (people or baggage or seats, or fuel) was really incredible. At one point it turned sharply enough that it appeared to have stopped in mid-air before thrusting… Read more
It reveals far more about the user than the platform if a user isn't seeing Ferguson-related posts. If a user engages with opposing viewpoints then they will continue to see them. Most people aren't looking to be challenged, or to experience conflicting viewpoints, and you can't reasonably expect them to change just… Read more
There are definitely museums for which it is a laughable idea, but this isn't one of them. In fact, the reason the ticket price is so high is that they need admission revenues to cover a large portion of the operating cost. The gift shop will also create a pretty significant revenue stream. According the financial… Read more
I do realize, and $700 million is a lot of money. I would like to point out, though, that government waste wasn't really the issue here. The Memorial/Museum is an entirely separate entity from One World Trade and the other towers., and it doesn't receive government funding. That said, the delays in building the… Read more
That's probably true, but I don't think this is one of them. The foundation that runs the museum has an obligation to keep it running, which makes stocking the gift shop with items that people want to buy a necessity. It's not an elegant solution, and its going to make some people mad, but so does nearly every… Read more
The idea of total crap is very subjective. They may be total crap to you, but the majority of people who go through the museum will see them in a much more positive light. The people running the gift shop are simply reacting to the market. These are the items that tourists from the midwest and Europe buy, so they… Read more
The short answer is that Congress' drive to cut government spending is stronger than the push to support the museum. A Senate bill was introduced in 2011 to provide funding but was killed in committee. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing right now to have the museum classified as a National Park, which would give it… Read more
Ideally, you are right, but without charging admission and selling products in the gift shop, there would never be a museum - it's far too expensive an operation to be supported by donations and public financing isn't a viable option.
That sounds like an informed opinion. Native New Yorker?
That sounds like a very informed opinion. Native New Yorker?
The shuttle definitely does not link Penn Station to Grand Central. The S goes from Times Sq to Grand Central. To go from Penn Station to Grand Central, one must take the A/C/E or 1/2/3 one stop north, then transfer.
You may have missed the article - this is a train tunnel, not a subway station.