Posts Tagged ‘54th st’

Don’t go to MoMA today

October 16, 2012

This was yesterday; MoMA’s closed on Tuesdays. I think I’ll remember because I tried to go there two weeks ago and found it shut. The lobby is usually open, though, in case you want to cut through or peruse the gift shop.

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Bikes on 54th

September 21, 2012

A bike-friendly area, by the 54th Street entrance of MoMA. It was cloudy yesterday, but no matter. I always like that block for picture-taking, as I’ve mentioned before.

Have it both ways

July 16, 2012

No matter the temperature, some will always choose to walk in the sun or shade. My summer nightmare is a street where there’s no shade – in this scenario I’m the grate-walker.

Big sister could be a problem

April 16, 2012

Dad is aloof, too. What is a family vacation without simmering tension and a little drama?

Earnest tourists

April 1, 2012

It is hard work being a tourist in NYC. One must remain focused at all times and even-tempered to maximize the experience.

Cindy Sherman @ MoMA

March 31, 2012

The Cindy Sherman retrospective is up at MoMA. The show, with over 170 photos, will be there for another two months and a bit, until June 11. In contrast, these plastic topiary bushes in front of the Warwick will be there indefinitely, season after season.

Today’s man

March 9, 2012

He dresses sharp, will make you a hot dog, and serve you a hot pretzel. But if you don’t want food, today’s man will hand hand you a napkin free of charge.

Hot dog convention

February 26, 2012

The restaurants inside MoMA are good, but so is dining al fresco in winter, huddled with your friends on the sidewalk.

Hot dog on the steps

February 20, 2012

The food vendors at 54th Street are much less popular than the Halal guys at 53rd. The corner is not is not taken over by meat in foil dishes. We can enjoy the workaday vistas without olfactory distraction and dangerous sidewalk grease spots.

54th Street, by MoMA

December 21, 2011

This week is perfect for school field trips. Next week is vacation, no work is getting done anyway, so why not go look at some modern art? Adults are wandering around thinking, Shouldn’t I be doing something for the holiday?