Key to the City – Secrets Abound in NYC

#keytocity I’m SO psyched to be the new proud owner of a key to the city. Of course, under Paul Ramírez Jonas’ new project, lots of people have access to one. Now through labor day, I can open more than 20 different gates, boxes, and doors throughout all five boroughs of New York. After waiting in line to get a key at the kiosk in times square with a buddy, you get a key and a passport showing all of the neat places you can go.

Today, I went with me key-bestower to the first of hopefully many special lockboxes – the one at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Past the ticket counter near the coat check, I opened a box and learned about the new expansion plan for the museum through a detailed model and explanation from the coat check clerk. Yes, it sounds a little cheesy to open a box that really isn’t THAT secret to learn something else that probably isn’t THAT secret, but I still got a kick out of it.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to doing way more of these over the course of summer. Let me know if you want to go on any adventures with me!