Explore art in NYC's subway system

February 1, 2011 3:00:55 PM PST
It's wintertime in New York City and the continuous snow has taken a toll on outdoor activities. The dangerous road conditions and frigid temperatures have left New Yorkers with little to do in their spare time. A new idea which Mary Catanzaro calls, "part scavenger hunt, part tour, and part race", may take away some of the winter boredom and blues.The Amazing Race Underground, allows participants to spend three hours in search of art and culture in the subway system. Once provided with snacks and clues, they are sent off to explore. Some pieces of art that can be found include marble mosaics, witty sayings, and a multitude of mosaic hats located at the 23rd street stop. There are also sights of the sea at the station for the Museum of Natural History. Many people ride the train's everyday and have never realized all of the art that is surrounding them. The experience leads some to look at the subway system in a whole new light.

The race is featured on www.zozi.com, a website that offers discounted rates on excursions such as DJ classes and sailing trips in New York City. The winner of The Amazing Race Underground does not go home empty handed, he or she is given a medal and prizes. Hurry though, the race is only offered until the end of March.

LINK: www.theamazingnewyorkrace.com