Very Gossip Girl.
The Museum of Natural History was such a good time. One of Jay and I’s favorites. You could easily spend the whole day exploring this place. Entry fees are donation based so you can feel like Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum fo’ free.
I wanted to check out some of the cool rooftop bars in NY but I guess most of them are only open during the summer months. Thankfully, our coworker recommended this rooftop bar with these huge insulated igloos where you can just hang out and have a drink. Birthday boy. Dirty 30.
Day 5 was a little bit more relaxed as far as trying to fit a bunch of things to do. I wanted to visit the Chelsea area so we took the subway to have breakfast at the Chelsea Market. It was soooooooo cold on this day. I’m pretty sure I heard the newscaster say this day would reach arctic temperatures. Da heck. Glad this was an indoor market so we could give our limbs a break. I love farmer’s markets and any kind of market that showcases local foods. I feel like I thrive in that environment. We planned on walking over to the David Zwirner gallery to see Yayoi Kasuma’s infinity mirrored rooms that were only going to be displayed for a few weeks, but the line was horrendously long. Blocks and blocks of shivering people wanting that Japanese art fix. One day, Yayoi. One day.
Purple glow. My skin looks so good here??? Must be an illusion.
Such a pretty walkway. Getting a soft warm bagel any chance I had tbh.
Since we couldn’t see Yayoi’s Mirrored Rooms, we decided to walk the Highline and enjoy some nice views. This walkway was originally an abandoned railroad and was renovated with plants, natural elements, and art sculptures to add as a scenic walkway. I love the idea of combining industrial elements with foliage. It reminded me of the Gasworks Park in Seattle which was also relaxing in like, a post-modern.. natural.. Windows Computer 2000 kind of way?? (Idk what I’m talking about lol.) Again, it was freezing at this point, but the views were worth it.
It a nose.
The Chelsea really is beautiful. Those brownstone buildings had me swooooning.
At the end of the day, we took the subway to Queens to see Jay’s relatives. His family was nice enough to fix us a homemade filipino dinner for our second to last night in NY. At this point, I was sad knowing that our trip was almost over. New York totally blew me away and there was still so much more we could have seen. I felt like there was something unique and different hidden in every corner if you looked hard enough. Even if you weren’t looking hard enough, the city just has such a cool, cultural vibe to it and there’s so many different elements. If we get to come back, I would love to explore the boroughs more because I heard the eats were incredible. When we got back to Manhattan afterwards, we actually kept walking around a little more and grabbed some Artichoke Pizza near NYU before heading back to our hotel and defrosting in our nice, warm hotel.