Today, I discovered Carl Shurz Park (new thing) near Gracie Mansion. Really cool spot.
I highly recommend checking it out. You can bring your large or small dog. They have dog runs for both sizes. No mixing please. After my lovely morning appointment, I donated my $1 to the Met (you do know you don't have to pay the suggested $20, right?) to see the Superheroes exhibit and the Koons sculptures on the roof.
But I found this one special place that I have never been to before in the Met and that is the glass cases of old furniture (new thing). How could EO have missed this area? It's in the American wing on the 2nd floor and it got me thinking that I might up my apartment insurance.
I love going to museums by myself because you never have to pretend that you are looking and thinking in front of some work of art. You can breeze through, run away from the boring bits and bypass the porcelain white naked dudes with missing noses. Whatever. Even though their pieces are in clear view, it just doesn't do it for me. I did however like this young chap. If anyone knows the model for this painting, do tell.