Day 3 started off with sweets! For breakfast! I made my way over to dō to try one of their desserts and wow was it heavy and sugary. I love sweets but this was just too heavy. Maybe it was because I was having it for breakfast, which I don’t recommend! I was full for a bit and felt like I needed to walk it off, so I walked over to the Friends apartment to check it out!
I never really got into Friends, but I thought it would be cool to see the iconic backdrop! I went alone and didn’t have anyone to take a pic of me in front of it (while it was drizzling) so I asked some Belgian tourists if they could take a pic of me and I’d take one of them and voilà it worked! I don’t think anyone has turned down my offer to do that while traveling alone. Anyway, after walking around I was starting to get hungry and I went over to Baby Brasa, my first time trying Peruvian food and it was great!
I was there super early so I had to wait for my friend to come for like 40 minutes, but the waitress/host was super nice and kept me company. Would def go again! She was upset that Brazil lost (World Cup was going on) so I felt bad for her.
Next up was Barney’s. I had never been so I went to one of their two locations to just check out what they had. The winding staircase was super cool! I also took a selfie in their bathroom. Ha! I may post later, not sure.
Then I checked out the High Line, which I wanted to do for some time. I loved it. You almost forget you’re in the middle of a concrete jungle until a skyscraper pops its head every now and then. Off the High Line are some free galleries I def recommend you check out.
The Jack Shainman Gallery had great pieces.
Walking off the High Line and around the area led me to come across an interesting bookstore called Printed Matter, Inc. I know if I ever were to live in NYC I would buy tons of stuff from there. From picking up a few items I didn’t see any prices so not sure how that all works!
Close to that bookstore was the Gagosian Gallery which when I was there had colorful pieces of art, all in the same style. It would’ve been nice if there was a more eclectic selection of artwork. And it was free!
After that I headed over to Chelsea Market to check out what they had. Lots of cute little shops with artists selling their handiwork and many restaurant options filled its vicinity. I once again wanted to buy a ton of stuff that I knew I couldn’t fit with me on my bus ride home! I also randomly saw my cousin’s best friend there with her fiancé which was fun!
The Whitney Museum of American Art was next. I recommend you go on their free day and line up early so you’re not at the end of the line! Their rooftop was beautiful as were the many pieces of art they displayed.
The museum wasn’t free even though that’s what their website says. They ask for a donation of some kind. I kept looking at art and then making my way outside again to admire the view of the city! I’ll post some of my favorite pieces on my new art Instagram page @ArtWithRams.
Stay tuned for more!