A public art project in New York is currently bestowing keys to the city that open 24 different locks in all 5 of the boroughs. The keys are available from a kiosk at Times Square, Broadway between 43rd and 44th streets. The keys come with a guide book to help lead you to the locks. Some keys unlock hidden doors in museums, while others open boxes attached to lampposts. All force you to take a more careful look at your surroundings.
Upon exiting the commons, you will be equipped with your guidebook containing directions to, and pictures of, all 24 Key to the City sites located across the five boroughs. Your key will open a lock at each site. As many of the sites are quite far, you will need to plan your visits in advance. To get your Key to the City adventure started, you can walk over to Bryant Park and use your key to turn a public street lamp on and off.
The project is the brain child of artist Paul Ramirez Jonas.
What a great way to learn more about such a wonderful city. This seems like a terrific adventure to embark on with your kids.
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