We’ve been here since Tuesday evening. We were scheduled to stay at a hotel on the West Side of Midtown, but were greeted by active construction at 7:15 on Wednesday morning. Like jackhammering, moving rebar type of construction. By 11 am we had no hope for relief from management and we decided to move to a hotel we like on East 50th and Lexington.
It was 1 pm before we got to the Met, but the fashion and Impressionism exhibit was wonderful. There were gowns and accessories to support the paintings. Not too crowded either. We had a lovely lunch at the Petrie Cafe, then did Civil War photos (pretty much what you’d expect), then back up to wander the permanent collection of Impressionism. More Monet, some awesome Van Gogh, among all the others.
Spun through Barney’s. Mostly disappointing–either not that interesting or very expensive. Back for some down time in our new hotel. I made a dinner reservation and we hit the road to get to the Village/Soho for a Ron Sexsmith performance. They added an opening act (Arlo Guthrie’s daughter) which wasn’t that interesting to us and threw our timing off. I called the restaurant to tell them we’d be late. We were, by about an hour.
It is so cold here! I’ve been wearing many layers, but lacking a real winter coat is a problem. Looking forward to temperatures in the high 40s today. Whoo hoo!