The opening of any one of them would be cause for a grand opening, complete with splashy coverage on all channels of news distribution, but the opening of three in one month has become a month-long celebration almost national in scope. New for visitors to Manhattan are:
A completely new Whitney Museum of American Art at a location in the Meatpacking District in Lower West Manhattan along the Hudson River (www.whitney.org, or 877.947.5612), which opened May 1;
The completely re-done Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration just off the lower tip of Manhattan—some New Jersey loyalists will insist that it is within their state’s boundaries—which opens May 20 (http://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm); and
Perhaps the most talked-about new attraction in the USA for 2015—the new World Trade Center Observatory (www.oneworldobservatory, or 844.696.1776), which opens May 29.