• RiseNY, NYC’s first soaring flight simulator ride features rare Biggie track suit

    A new soaring ride that gives participants a bird’s-eye view of New York City opened Wednesday in Times Square RiseNY, paired with museum exhibit galleries saluting iconic aspects of the city, officially opened with a star-studded celebration at 160 West 45th St.
    Gallery highlights include: Madonna’s hand-painted Keith Haring jacket; Bruce Springsteen’s guitar used while writing “Born to Run”; Ringo Starr’s Beatles’ 1964 U.S. Tour drumhead; a Cab Calloway-worn suit; Bob Dylan’s guitar gifted by John Lennon. Also on display are the Notorious B.I.G.’s worn tracksuit, Cardi B’s bodysuit, The Village People full costumes, Public Enemy’s “M.P.E” handwritten lyrics and Chuck D’s fitted “Pirates” cap.

    RiseNY is a state-of-the-art, multi-sensory flying theater that takes riders of all ages on a thrilling sky-high tour of the Big Apple. Once on board and lifted 30 feet into the air, guests hang suspended, their feet dangling as they are whisked away on a sweeping journey over and through the city’s unmatched skyline, landmarks and world-famous events, while inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that simulates the sensation of flight.

    Visitors can also enjoy a black and white re-creation of “The Honeymooners” kitchen and pretend to interview friends and family from behind the desk of a late-night talk show set. Also on display are set-worn costumes from some of TV’s most iconic shows, including “Seinfeld,” and a talking Oscar the Grouch puppet (courtesy of Sesame Street).

    Also taking center stage are Beyonce’s Bill Blass-designed gown and costumes from Broadway blockbusters “Hamilton,” “Aladdin,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Lion King.”

    RiseNY will be open every day except Tuesdays. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The last tickets are sold 60 minutes prior to closing each day.

    Tickets for RiseNY start at $24. Special prices are available for children (under 12 years of age), seniors over age 65, students (with student ID) and veterans and acting members of the military. Special savings are available for groups of 10 or more with advanced reservations.

    For individual tickets and venue hours, visit the RiseNY website or the RiseNY box office.