New York Photo Diary

_DSC2314 copyA photo diary from a (sizzling hot) long weekend in New York at the end of May. Just like with London, I never seem to tire of this city as it is always possible to come across new places no matter how many times you have been there…

As always, the days were spent very productively with endless walking, art, eating and drinking, as well as, of course, making new friends!

As you might know, I have already written about NYC on a number of occasions (you can see my previous posts here, here and here)_DSC1387 copyTried out a bunch of new places places, and here are some of the highlights:

Museums…

The Whitney Museum of American Art

As well as all the usual suspects – how can a visit to New York City be complete without a stroll through MoMAthe Guggenhneim and the Neue Galerie?! – we also checked out the Whitney’s impressive new building situated in an enviable waterfront location between the High Line and the Hudson River.

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(Outside staircase at the Whitney) 

The Whitney Museum of American Art  is the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, now in Meatpacking District. The Whitney is home to an unsurpassed collection of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists – in fact, it was the place for first retrospectives for Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, and Cindy Sherman. With its new building designed by architect Renzo Piano, it allows for an increased exhibition space and views from the rooftop and outdoor staircase are breathtaking.

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(Maine lobster at Lobster Place)

Restaurants…

Tarallucci E Vino

A mini-Italian chain with 4 locations across Manhattan (Union Square, East Village, Cooper Hewitt, Upper West Side and a fifth new one opening at the NOMAD shortly). We frequented the original Tarallucci E Vino close to Union Square, and a stone throw’s away from our hotel, The New York Edition. This casual Italian wine bar has a terrific selection of delicious authentic Italian fare and wines. They also pride themselves on excellent coffee and freshly-baked pastries. With both indoor and outdoor sitting, this is a great spot either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cannot wait to check out other locations next time I am in New York!

Pearl and Ash

Pearl and Ash is a fashionable destination on Bowery for creative and flavourful American small plates designed for sharing), a vast wine list (more of a wine bible with over 100 pages long) and great ambience. This restaurant and wine bar is perfect for a typical NY night out as it close to many bars and clubs. One of my favourite dishes was black bread with cultured butter and white sturgeon caviar ( I have a weakness for caviar and I assume this particular dish is Russia-inspired)

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Trendy New American venue on Lower East Side offering a dinner-only fixed-price menu (offering five courses for the relatively modest sum of $67) in bare-bones but chic surrounds. Each small plate showcases expressive cooking, featuring interesting local and seasonal ingredients, all faultlessly presented!

Smorgasburg

Open every Saturday 11am-6pm (from April through November) this waterfront open air food market in Williamsburg is one of the most exciting food markets I have ever been to. Smorgasburg is feast for the belly showcasing more than a hundred local and regional food vendors.

Other restaurants…

Of course, I revisited some of my old favourites, including Lobster Place (Chelsea Market), which I love for their fresh sushi and succulent Maine lobsters,  Lure Fishbar, a trendy seafood restaurant in SoHo, and Kyo Ya, the most authentic Japanese restaurant I have found in NYC.

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Bars…

Pegu Club

A stylish dimly-lit cocktail lounge serving classic and creative drinks in SoHo.

The Ides Bar

A rooftop bar at the Wythe Hotel affording splendid views of Manhattan from across the river. Perfect spot for a drink either daytime or nighttime.

The Daily

Trendy and intimate cocktail bar adjacent to PUBLIC restaurant in East Village. They would also be happy to craft something personal based on your tastes. As with the name, the menu changes daily.

Mother of Pearl

Hawaiian-Polynesian inspired tiki restaurant and acclaimed cocktail bar in East Village.
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Hotel…

NYC Edition

Perfectly located in the heart of midtown in Flatiron District, steps from Madison Square Park, the chic hotel seamlessly blends the integrity and character of a historic building with a simple and sophisticated design.

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_DSC2249 copy(Recognise this house?! Its the facade of our much beloved Friends’ apartment building!)

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One response to “New York Photo Diary”

  1. Yvonne says:

    Beautiful, as always!<3

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