Sunday, February 6, 2011

seen in NYC

Freshly home from a chilly weekend in NYC, I have a few photos to share with you. Not as many as a usual weekend because I chose to leave my camera in the room for a large portion of the weekend due to drizzle/sleet and several museum visits.

We did very little of the tourist destinations and had no children with us so I'm not sure how interesting this post will be, but I enjoyed this change of pace as I was able to be more present with my experiences when I did not have the camera, and more present with my camera when I had it in tow.

The purpose for our quick trip to NYC was the Abstract Expressionist New York exhibit displayed at the Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA was quite a treat, as always, and we particularly enjoyed not only the AbEx exhibit, but a fascinating exhibit on the modern kitchen. Kitchen design, vintage dishes and even food displays are intriguing to me, and I was captivated in the array and variety of mediums included.

The food, per usual, was amazing. We visited a couple of our old standbys and discovered a couple of new places.

I always leave New York feeling like I didn't have enough time to eat at all the restaurants I wanted to. Alas, I think that's a common conundrum when traveling to the city.

We also made the trip to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City to see a few exhibits there. Definitely a different, more industrial, vibe to that museum, but interesting enough to see once.

We were fortunate each evening to have family and friends to wine and dine with us. What a treat to meet some of Paul's college classmates, and we always having a lovely time with our family in that area.

Our last morning, we spent a few minutes walking The High Line. A relatively new public space, The High Line was formerly a freight train infrastructure, built in the 1930s but discontinued in the 1980s.

The first section of The High Line opened in 2009 as a public park, essential a long sidewalk with some covered areas for dining, and plenty of lounge seating overlooking the Hudson and many more park benches scattered along the length of the path.

Eventually, The High Line will run from Gansevoort St in the Meatpacking District to 34th St.

So there you are, a little bit of information about a NYC space that I wasn't even aware existed until this past weekend.

Sadly, I discovered that one of my favorite little toyshops with handmade and Waldorf-style toys, including books and Ostheimer animals, appear to have closed since our last trip to NYC. However, I found another similar, probably even bigger shop has opened recently, and in an area of the city that we frequent. What a happy discovery!

And, of course, we made an obligatory trip to The Strand. It's like a magnet that we have little power to refuse. As for mobility in the city, I was alternately amazed at how little snow there was, and how much there was, depending on which part of the city we were in. There were several cars that won't be moving anytime soon as it looked like a snow-scraper buried them weeks ago. And many of the parks had snow that still lay a few feet deep, but the sidewalks were completely clear. And the city bustled on.


  1. That sounds like such a fun trip to NYC! I want to go, and I would definitely want to check out the MoMa.

  2. wow! we love the MoMa. and vintage kitchenwares?! fun trip...

  3. Was NYC just a for fun trip? I haven't been in years. We always head upstate.


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