Riding the Staten Island Ferry is a hoot. It is packed full of tourists and locals alike. The tourists spend a lot of time photographing everything and the locals just sort of do their own thing.
I took the 2 out to the Brooklyn Museum because I wanted to see their show dedicated to French street artist JR. I had the great luck to visit on a day that the Brooklyn Symphony was performing a popup concert in the galleries.
Brooklyn Museum Things To Know
- The Brooklyn Museum is super easy to get and the subway station for it is litterally in front of the building.
- The price is actually a suggested donation and they allow you to pay what you wish. I paid full price because I’m bougie.
- The museum is a maze and I didn’t make it to the exibit on the 5th floor because I couldn’t find an elevator or staircase that would take me up to it.
- I didn’t use the coat check which was stupid because I nearly died from walking around in my jacket.
I hate Hudson Yards. I only went there because it is near Penn Station and at the end of the High Line. If you are in NYC go visit it just to see how unenjoyable it is.
10,000 years ago, when I was younger and thin, I was the worst kind of provincial art whore. Truth. Thanks to my innate Episcopalian ability to manipulate loopholes, I found myself in Bilbao for a six-month study abroad program to learning Basque. Bai! While there, I tried to visit the Guggenheim Bilbao as much as possible and it was where I learned to truly love conceptual art. My Spanish roommates used to make fun of me for my visits to the Guggenheim and say that the Guggenheim NYC looked a toilet bowl and the Guggenheim Bilbao what you would put in it.
It was only recently that I finally got to visit the Guggenheim New York City and I kind of agree, it does look like a toilet bowl.