I had a busy and fun weekend in New York. It was a very hot and humid weekend though.
On Saturday, I went to Brooklyn, the MET, and Central Park. In the morning, I took a subway to Jay Street in Brooklyn and walked down to the riverside. It has a nice view of Manhattan.
Then, I walked to Dumbo by the Brooklyn Bridge, then went to the World Science Festival at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. I attended one seminar about the future of robots. It was interesting.
After that I went to the MET Museum and saw two special exhibits:
– The Civil War and American Art. It is a show of mostly pictures taken during the civil war.
– Punk: Chaos to Coutures. It was a show about punk style couture. Very interesting exhibit. In addition to all the cool coutures, they had two special rooms. One is a showroom of Vivienne Westwood in London. The other one is a facsimile of CBGB bathroom in New York (1975).
I also visited the Rooftop at the MET. It has an amazing view of the city.
I walked around the Central Park and got to see the Mall for the first time. I didn’t know where it was and found it by walking around. On the way back home, I stopped at Trader Joe’s on 72nd Street. I learned that in New York state, you only can have one liquor license to sell alcohol at only one location per state – that’s why Trader Joe’s can only sell wine in one store in Union Square and not in other stores.
On Sunday, I went down to Washington Square Park to attend another World Science Festival. I got to make my own cologne at one of the vendors. I mixed bergamot, lavender, and pine wood to make my scent and I called it PS12.
Then, I walked down to SOHO, Little Italy, and Chinatown. In Little Italy and Chinatown, they blocked off a few streets for a street fair. It was a nice day to be out but it was hot an humid.