A Moment in NYC
A couple of weeks ago, I had to be on the east coast for a wedding, and was lucky enough to have some hours to kill in New York City. It was a time when everyone I knew in town was working, so I decided to walk down the High Line and visit the new Whitney Museum.
The High Line, an elevated park on an old railway track, has been expanded twice since I moved away, and now stretches from West 34th Street to Gansevoort St in the Meatpacking district, right at the Whitney. As always, the park features beautiful greenery, clever design, and local vendors. There are also killer views of the West Side, including some fun murals, and a new water fountain that is a white bust of a woman's head whose mouth shoots water.
The new Whitney opened May of this year and fits in well with the industrial feel of the Meatpacking District. It features not one but two Danny Meyer restaurants and 63,000 feet of indoor and outdoor exhibition space. Unfortunately, the outdoor exhibit had just ended and one floor was closed to transition exhibits, but I was still floored by the "America is Hard to See" exhibit as well as the permanent collection. It was also fun to explore the building itself, even the administrative and office spaces were thoughtfully designed and featured art installations including the spinning rabbit I'm slightly obsessed with.
Here's a slideshow of the photos I took on this epic solo day: