The day started off in one of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC – West Village/Greenwich Village. I bought a brioche donut from Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery (so good) and I took it to get an iced latte from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Shoutout to Romsin for the suggestions (yes, we have the same name)! I love when friends and fam send me suggestions.
I sat there, wrote and people watched. Time well spent!
I then went to a Uighur place to have kebabs (hard pass) and walked around a street festival they had going on. Nothing caught my eye so next I went to Columbus Circle and made my way to Lincoln Center / the Philharmonic. The fountain was beautiful as was that whole space. I need to visit again at night and see a show!
It was finally time to see the Met for the second time. I bought two pieces of art from what I was told was a local artist. I really love the prints and will hopefully make a YouTube video about all the stuff I bought from NYC soon!
The Met has a special place in my heart. Maybe because it houses ancient Assyrian art, but this time I spend probably double the amount of time I spent there last time and I covered a lot of ground! For non-New Yorkers or students, to get admission you pay for a pass that allows you to visit three of the Met museums in the city, which is pretty cool!
They also had an exhibit on the Palace of Versailles and let me tell you, it made me want to visit the palace in France even more!
There also was the "Heavenly Bodies" exhibit which I was fortunate to come across while I was there. The pieces of clothing were divine, literally.
The rooftop at the Met is also necessary to see and free! Don’t go on the weekend because everyone takes a spot on the periphery and you can’t see shit – well you can, but you have to either squeeze your way in or bop your head around other people’s heads to see the view which can be annoying.
I also spent way too much at the Met gift shop, but I couldn't help myself!
Until next time!