CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Gothamist reports:

RiseNY is the museum-slash-theme-park-style-ride of your dreams, if your dream is to explore the sights of NYC while in a random room in Midtown.

The centerpiece of this attraction is the city’s first-ever flight simulation ride, a 46 seat “flying theater” which lifts visitors 30 feet into the air so their feet can dangle while “they glide over NYC’s iconic skyline and landmarks while inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that creates the sensation of flight.”

So instead of visiting those NYC landmarks in person, you can instead choose to be bombarded with “wind, mist and scents” while your ears are forced to ingest a soundtrack headlined by Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” and Frank Sinatra’s “Theme From New York.” Tickets for RiseNY cost $24.

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