Metropolitan Museum of Art
Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
await treasures whose histories traverse time and space. But before you pick up your admissions button, take a seat on the museum's steps and take in some NYC history. New Yorkers and tourists alike have made the Met steps a fixture for munching on soft pretzels and meeting up with friends. And ever since Gossip Girl's
queen bees began frequenting the steps, it has become increasingly difficult to stake out a space. The museum steps are also famous as the site of the annual Met Costume Institute Gala
red carpet, scaled by those who have scaled the fashion and entertainment worlds.
[Photos: Renée Zellweger at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala via and
Gossip Girl at the Met steps via]