To get a little bit of exercise in our lives and to take advantage of a gorgeous hot sunny Sunday, we decided to walk downtown to uptown, from Chinatown to the Met museum to see the 'Schiarapelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations' exhibition. It was in our day's goal to walk more than 100 NY city blocks including zig zagging through avenues i.e. left to right (avenues) as well as up and town (streets). From Chinatown (Mott St) up to the Met (82nd) back down to Rockefeller (47th) ending in the West Village.
|“A Conversation With A Great Friend“, a new mural from internationally-recognized graffiti writer RETNA at the Houston/Bowery wall in New York|
Our day started with a Mother's day family dim sum brunch down on Mott Street. I charged up by eating plates of shrimp rolls, shrimp dumplings, whole plate of chicken feet, buns, tofu skin ..you name it, I ate it. Feeling greased up (literally), drank some tea and water and began our walk at around 2 p.m. The hot sun was very discouraging but nothing my SPF 60 sunblock couldn't handle.
Pretty stores in Nolita were enticing me with sale signs and new Spring/Summer arrivals but we needed to get to the museum before closing time (around 5:15 p.m.). Passed Houston St., pretty things and buildings started to emerge...
|New mural by Retna on Houston and Bowery|
|Dave helping a guy turn the cube at Astor place.|
|We heard music by Union Square and saw an whole event dedicated to promoting Taiwan was taking place|
Union Square 14th street/5th ave
A promotional event for Taiwan tourism was happening in Union Square which I was surprised not to have heard about cuz you know, Taiwanese girl should know everything Taiwanese going on. There was even a concert stage and lots of vendors. This deterred us for a dozen minutes as I quickly scanned the site out of curiosity but not for too long since you know, Taiwan is just much better in PERSON and so the shaved ice (they put mango jam on shaved ice) and oyster pancakes looked uninteresting to me *snob knob up.
|Bubble tea, oyster pancake, shaved ice you name it!|
|My second favorite building in New York|
Taking a break at Argo Tea beneath the Flatiron building on 23rd/5 ave to cool down and take a pee break.
Stumbling onto Madison Square Eats. I was still full from dim sum or else I wouldn't have minded trying a pizza from Roberta's or some focaccia from Eataly.
|List of food vendors|
|A Rebekka Minkoff sample sale..taking a peak at the inventory|
Walked by the Rebekka Minkoff sample sale on 5th ave between 28th/29th st and decided to take a peek to see what the big deal was about.
|A nice blue bag for Spring|
|'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible conversations' exhibit at the Metropolitain museum of Art|
|Buddha head from Longmen grottoes in LuoYang which I visited during a recent trip to China|
|The Celine bag|
Did some REAL window shopping on Madison Avenue since stores were actually closed by 5 or 6 p.m.
|Pretty Ballerinas store in NY (Taken for Viv!)|
|Taking a break at the Apple store plaza|
|My first time at the Trump Tower...meh|
|My first time at Henri Bendel|
Trump Tower, Henri Bendel and all the touristy things I haven't done yet.
Those movie extras are getting paid alot of money to wait around.
|Sashimi salad apetizer|
|A good large portion to feed the hunger|
|Last stop: Washington Square Park|
Next time, LES to UWS..High Line to the Cloisters?!?
What are YOUR weekend plans?