Going for PS1 (MoMa)
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We gave up on the taxi driver; he had brought us close enough and we agreed that we could do the rest of the distance by foot. We got off at a crossing near Vernon Boulevard. We walked in the area and enjoyed some of the details of the area.
One of the funniest things was a sign from an auto repair shop called Universal “Specialist in black car”. We looked inside and there were actually only black cars; it was a crazy way to segment the market but it looked like it was working.
We decided to get something to eat before PS1 and we walked by a small Italian family restaurant and we decided to eat something there. Maducatis was a nice small nice place so we walked inside.
We entered and were greeted by a friendly woman. We decided what to eat at the counter; we both of choose a bruchetta with asparagus and I took an Italian Peroni beer as a partner to my food. We had arrived at the first day where they had put the tables outside; and the weather was really nice so we decided to get our lunch outside. The food was wonderful and I enjoyed the Italian beer which was a first time to me.
We left for PS1 following Maxime’s GPS on his phone and found it pretty quick. The P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre is one of the largest and oldest institutions in the USA, which is solely dedicated to modern art.
It is located in an old public school.
I liked most of the exhibition but I was not too keen on the video art, but I have never been that regardless the subject. The Public School is a fabulous place to host modern art and I wish every city had a host like this for the modern art.
Opposite of the PS1 in Long Island City I discovered some of the nicest pieces of street art I saw on my trip to New York. The building just opposite displayed some wonderful (in my opinion) paintings on the wall. It looked like it had been organized to paint on the walls of the house and most of the street art was really impressive.
We left the area and walked down to the water where we totally enjoyed the view of Manhattan in the evening sun. Along the water there were a nice park with loads of chairs and benches were we sat down and enjoyed looking at all the people walking by.
We decided to get back to Bleecker Street and took a yellow cab ordering him to cross Brooklyn Bridge on the way.