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.

Queens

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.

Inside little Italy
In addition to its renowned exhibitions, the institution also organizes the prestigious International and National Projects series. While I was there with my friend Maxime they were running an exhibition with 60’s and 70’s art. It was quite obvious that most of the things that were shocking and ground breaking 30 – 40 years ago are almost “comme il faut” today. It is remarkable how the limits have moved in such a short time span.

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.  

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Small shops
Small shops
Queens
Queens
Inside little Italy
Inside little Italy
Outside in the sun
Outside in the sun
A tied up dog - the meter is runni…
A tied up dog - the meter is runn…
No sun coming here
No sun coming here
An Italian Peroni
An Italian Peroni
Street sign
Street sign
Nice colours
Nice colours
I just love it!! Specialist in bla…
I just love it!! Specialist in bl…
A wonderful old French classic
A wonderful old French classic
Lady Liberty
Lady Liberty
PS1 from the backside
PS1 from the backside
New York on the other side
New York on the other side
In the middle of nothing
In the middle of nothing
Towards PS1
Towards PS1
Inside PS1
Inside PS1
Inside PS1
Inside PS1
Inside PS1
Inside PS1
Looking out of PS1 from the toilets
Looking out of PS1 from the toilets
Inside PS1
Inside PS1
Door sign at PS1
Door sign at PS1
Over looking Queens
Over looking Queens
Inside the old school
Inside the old school
Art or ....
Art or ....
Pop art in PS1
Pop art in PS1
A beer from Haiti; Prestige
A beer from Haiti; Prestige
Inside the café at PS1
Inside the café at PS1
Wall art
Wall art
Zebra paint
Zebra paint
Al Painted
Al Painted
Sail the Ark
Sail the Ark
Painted house
Painted house
All Tagged
All Tagged
Fast and Furious
Fast and Furious
Street art
Street art
Beauty everywhere
Beauty everywhere
The sign
The sign
PS1
PS1
USPS on the way
USPS on the way
Waiting for next winter
Waiting for next winter
New York from Queens
New York from Queens
The Pepsi sign
The Pepsi sign
New York from the park
New York from the park
New York from Queens
New York from Queens
Empire State
Empire State
Light in the sun
Light in the sun
Flipside of Pepsi
Flipside of Pepsi
New York from the side walk
New York from the side walk
New York in the sun
New York in the sun
Looks like New York
Looks like New York
What a view
What a view
A Waterplane in New York
A Waterplane in New York
Living in Queens
Living in Queens
Queens super view
Queens super view
Golden looks
Golden looks
Maxime ot walking
Maxime ot walking
Pepsi sign
Pepsi sign
Nice chairs
Nice chairs
Summer looks
Summer looks
Old kept new
Old kept new
A pier to New York
A pier to New York
Nice buildings
Nice buildings
Looks likes bricks
Looks likes bricks
Looks of the nice views
Looks of the nice views
Looking at New York
Looking at New York
Where we live
Where we live
Long Island sign
Long Island sign
Towards Brooklyn Bridge
Towards Brooklyn Bridge
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