The location was very accommodating; we had called ahead to make sure we could check our luggage (it was our last destination before heading to JFK). There was some confusion when we arrived, but they had security help us get things stowed away.
The museum isn't huge. I think we took around 2 hours to browse and read quite a few of the plaques. It is amazing to be surrounded by history that is hundreds of years old (or older!). This year is the 75th anniversary, with heavy emphasis on the unicorn tapestries. Each room, the cloisters, and the gardens were amazing.
I'm glad we walked through Fort Tryon Park to get there. It was a bit of a hike, but both were worth the visit!
We paid an optional fee of $1 each, although they ask for more, of course. You also get same day admission to the Met.