Noguchi Museum and Pure Thai Cookhouse

momaWe are still on staycation.  Our journey today was out to Long Island City.  We began at PS1.  I have always been impressed that the MOMA moved out to PS1 in Long Island City while they were renovating in NYC and then kept the facility to do exhibitions that solely represents contemporary art.

We had lunch at M. Wells Dinette which is the outpost of M. Wells Steakhouse.

museumoutdoorsThe highlight of the afternoon was the Noguchi Museum.  I have wanted to go out there for years.  Just never happened but so glad we finally went.  I plan on going back too.  This museum was founded and designed by Noguchi himself to represent his work.  The garden in itself is worth just going to sit in.

lampsHis breadth of work is wide.  From his now iconic paper lamps to the sculptures to parks to installations.

bigroomThere is a movie shown there that is a short documentary of his life journey.  We sat through the entire thing.

upstairsStill thinking about the place days later.

veggerollsWe met some friends for dinner at Pure Thai Cookhouse.  They were coming from the UWS and we were coming from the WVillage so it was the right location.  It is also a hole in the wall with a reputation for one of the best Thai restaurants in Manhattan.  The big winners are in Queens.  The food is delicious.  Vegetable rolls to start.

calamariShrimp Pad Thai, Beef Pad See Ew, Fried rice with Crab and Ginger and Ginger Curry with Calamari.  All winners.  Worth the wait…no reservations.