Tuesday, March 27, 2012


i'm getting ready for a trip back to new york and i'm so excited to finally explore brooklyn a little more. with the guidance of brooklyn diary, i think i'll have no trouble finding some great spots. and yes, i am the nerd who prints out the google map pre-trip despite owning an iphone with mapping capabilities. what can i say, i like to be prepared.

any places i should check out in brooklyn or manhattan? the brooklyn museum's keith haring exhibit and moma's cindy sherman show are already on my list of to-dos...

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  1. lucky you!! you should check out the forrest bess show at christie's! and go to the cloisters on the uws! and the whitney biennial! and eat all the things!

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    1. i most certainly plan to eat all the things! as is typical of all my vacations, i will work around my meals. first meal will be dim sum in chinatown.

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  2. oh! lucky you! i am sure you will have so much fun. can't wait to see your pictures :) i am also an organizing freak that wants printed out versions of where i will be going and what i will be seeing. have a blast!

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    1. good to know i'm not the only one :)

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  3. I am the same nerd as you, with printing out google maps and all that, ha! Now I don't feel like such a loser. I'm heading back to NY in the next month too. You should ask Jennifer Sarkilahti for recommendations--she's always on top of the best places to go and things to do! Hope you have a great, inspiring trip.

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    1. you're in good company with the map-printing. i just emailed jennifer - thanks so much for the suggestion!

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  4. i second that recommendation of asking jennifer: she told me about pretty much every cool thing I've ever done in NY. Here's a list I sent my friend a little while ago before she headed there. It's really condensed, but the list would become unruly if it were any longer...

    Manhat.: MOMA, guggenheim, top of the rock, purl soho, the moth story slams, apparently the boat tour around the island at dusk, birdland, the lower east side, the craft museum right beside the moma, momofuku milkbar, babycakes, bryant park (outdoor library! and giant japanese bookstore with sewing patterns in the basement!), the highline and chelsea market while you are there, free ferry to staten island, muji store, bars in the lower east side in general and there is bike polo there too
    Brooklyn: etsy craft nights, the textile museum, redhook fairways grocery store, ferry bus to manhat., williamsburg/bedford, egg for breakfast, spoonbill bookstore, mast brothers chocolate, there is a beerhall on north 3rd and one block west of bedford that is pretty rad, and right next to mast brothers, "Eat" in greenpoint, van leeuwen earl grey ice cream, brooklyn heights/dumbo/brooklyn bridge, brooklyn flea market which is now also in williamsburg

    I hope that helps a little!

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    1. this might be the most helpful list - thanks so much lissa! i had no idea there was a textile museum in brooklyn - you've officially piqued my curiosity. as for mast brothers - chocolate? absolutely.

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  5. i make a physical list of everything, doesn't matter that i own technology that can do this. i always feel so much better/organized holding something tactile, rather than my phone.
    enjoy your time in ny!!

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    1. i completely agree with you, although i'm feeling like my phone is always such an essential item as i'd be lost without it - and i mean it literally. what would i do without google maps at my fingertips?

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  6. Hi Nicole, I'm headed to New York next week, wondered if you could pass on your tips....! Many thanks ;)

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