Saturday in NYC

The weather has been quite spectacular.  We took a walk through Chelsea, hitting up some of the fall shows and then made our way over to PopUp NY, an 8th Avenue day of eats.  As a rule I am not a fan of the street fairs but they did a nice job on this one.  The vendors were broken down by block.  Visual art, Craft Lane, Multicultural Cuisine, BBQ, Art, Entertainment, Beer, Sweet Course, Crafters Paradise and Food Truck Alley.  There were really good food stalls and there was entertainment every few blocks as well.

chuckclosepaceWe started out at Pace Gallery for the Chuck Close show.  Creative pieces mostly self images.  Not my thing but interesting.

CO-88261Next door is the Winston Wachter gallery.  The work drew us in.  At first you think these are photo-shopped but ends up they are pastels.  Makes you really appreciate the work.  They are really beautiful.  Works by Zaria Forman.

frankstellaFrank Stella at Paul Kasmin.

rymanAlso Will Ryman at another Paul Kasmin gallery.

roseAnd my favorite, the Rose, at the Paul Kasmin store also by Will Ryman.

telephonesFive 11 Gallery, Alexis Dahan.  We loved the old telephones.

large-markus_brunetti-dresden_frauenkirche-2007-2014Markus Brunetti at Yossi Milo, facades.

joseparlaJose Parla at Bryce Wolkowitz

isagenzenzwirnerIsa Genzken at David Zwirner.  I might be too pedestrian to really get this.

danashutzDana Schutz at Petzel Gallery.

bratwurstOur favorite was definitely the pieces at Winston Wachter.  It was time to walk over to 8th Avenue.  We started at the top and bought a few things at each stop to share.  First was the German Bratwurst.  Excellent.  Great dog, sweet sauerkraut, spicy mustard.  Could have been a less thick bun but all and all a winner.  Now where is this place located in the city?  It would have been great to see each of them highlight their locations for future visits.

friesHome Frite.  Hand cut french fries with Sir Kensington Ketchup.  I admit it, I am a sucker for just plain old Heinz.

manhattan pretzelsManhattan Pretzels.  Beautifully made.  Different flavors of shortbread chocolate dipped.

duckwingsDuck wings from Duck Season.  Not so good.  Chewy.  There was also Bassanova Ramen there.  We did not get any but am a huge fan.  They are located on Mott street south of Canal.

smallbrisketmightyquinnThis was the best.  Small brisket sandwich with the works at Mighty Quinn.

becBEC had a booth but we were done.  Bacon Egg Cheese, the new store on 8th avenue in Chelsea.  Might have to get up there for a breakfast one morning.

All and all a really great way to enjoy NYC in the fall.



Comments (Archived):

  1. pointsnfigures

    Never been a fan of duck wings. Why have wings when the whole roasted duck is so succulent and better with a nice Burgundy……

    1. Gotham Gal


  2. Kirsten Lambertsen

    I always love your art posts. You have a great eye. We need more art in our lives.

  3. Cam MacRae

    I don’t think you’re pedestrian at all. I personally find Genzken’s manikins quite unsettling.

    1. Gotham Gal


  4. charlessmith

    gourmet ketchups are a scourge.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I am so not a fan. I like Heinz. It works. I find all these gourmet ketchup a taste like marinara sauce.

      1. charlessmith

        con (with)- heinz goes with. the “gourmet” ketchups try to be the dominant flavor. blech.

        1. Gotham Gal


  5. awaldstein

    Thanks for the heads up on Chuck Close.You aren’t but I am a huge fan of his, kinda a personnel hero so happy that now I can catch it.Can’t remember if I shared an older post on him:Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work.

  6. candice

    I love the rose! It is installed in city park in New Orleans at the moment. When it is not as hot we walk over to see it as they put it near a jogging/walking path.