The Nation: Offbeat New York

Like delegates, sightseers fall into two categories: the committed and the uncommitted. The committed pledge their free time to playgoing, concerts, exhibitions, etc. For the uncommitted, the city is an amalgam of gallery, stage and recital hall. Herewith a few suggestions for the unconventional delegate:

STAGE WHISPERS. Hard by the upper-level entrance to the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station is a stone arch. By stationing themselves at one corner and partners some 50 ft. away, visitors can articulate messages sotto voce—and have them delivered with the fidelity of a CB receiver.

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