Saturday in NYC

gansevoortThe way we spent our Saturday is what I just love about NYC.  Walking, talking, exploring and bumping into people along the way.  We started out at the new Gansevoort Street Market.  We had checked it out on Friday night seeing vendors trying to get it together for the next day.  Located half a block from the first staircase that gets you on the High Line.  A really great addition to the neighborhood.  Fresh greens, Sushi Dojo, Champion Coffee and others.  20 vendors.  I had some sushi.

tacotruckFred went with the tacos from Tacombi taqueria.  This pic is from the night before opening

souphighlineAfter lunch we took a walk on the High Line.  I totally forgot that they were having their annual soup event.

soupbowlIt is a wonderful community event.  A few seatings.  $7 for a huge bowl of soup.

soupWe popped our head in to say hello and tasted the soup and said hi to the chef this year, Marco Canora of Hearth.  

Winter_Sunrise_over_Yosemite_Valley_Yosemite_California_201We got off at 23rd street to hit up some galleries.  Our first stop was at James Danziger Gallery to see the David Benjamin Sherry exhibit.  We own two pieces of Sherry’s work and wanted to see his latest show.  He takes photos of nature and shoots beautiful colors through the landscape.

joseparlaNext stop was Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery.  Jose Parla is the work that is up now.  The pieces are amazing.  I loved this one piece.

wolfwitzThe other pieces which were super cool were these large cement walls that he had built and painted on.  Has this graffiti aspect to them.

PS- ParisA few years ago I was in the Wolkowitz gallery to see the Paula Scher show.  We were talking to Bryce about that show and I told him I was still pining for that Paris map piece.  He happened to have it in a limited print vs the huge painting.  It took me less than 5 seconds to buy it.

stephenshoreWe walked next door to 303 Gallery to see the Stephen Shore exhibit.  The work is photos of the Ukraine and Israel conflict zones.

fredwilsonmirrorOur next stop was Pace to see the last day of the Fred Wilson exhibit.  Big fan of him ( the artist ) and his work.  This mirror is jaw dropping.

fredwilsonHis other work in this show was around flags and identity.  Taking out all color and only leaving black and white.

highlineIt was time for a pick me up.  We strolled down to the High Line hotel  to get a shot of coffee and a sweet.  The backyard is a small oasis departure from the beat of the street.

campari_aperitivoOne more stop was to check out the Vintage Poster fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  I look for posters online sometimes but have a hard time pulling the trigger.  This Campari poster grabbed us both.  Made in 1926 and printed on linen.  Not sure how many are left out there but at least we have one now.

We ran a few more errands picking up a house warming gift for our friend before going to see his new apartment and then out to dinner later that night.  A really great Saturday.