We (my friends Soo, D'Arcy, and I) were supposed to stay in a hostel in the Financial District. We got there late last Wednesday night only to find out that they double-booked our room (!)
But, they had a better room available in their other location in the Upper East Side. So, their driver came and picked us up and drove us there. We went from a two bed room with no bathroom, to a FOUR bed room with private bathroom, and shared kitchen and shower, and second bathroom which we didn't have to share with anyone! AND, they gave us a discount. It was awesome.
NYC as always was beautiful, especially because it was so warm! I didn't even wear a jacket the whole time!
We saw A LOT of art. We went to the Met, the Museum of the City of New York, 10-ish smaller commercial galleries, ICP, Sothebys, Swann, and AIPAD. We basically walked around from 9am 'till 10pm. It was exhausting.
It was awesome, because we didn't just do the tourist stuff; we toured the vaults, we got to talk to curators, and gallerists, and got to see things that other people didn't. Plus we just got to see A LOT.
By the end of most days, we were blind with gallery fatigue, but it was so worth it!
Plus, we did a lot of other fun stuff too! Galleries close eventually, and when they did, we mostly ate a LOT! Every night D'Arcy and I went to a different veggie restaurant. They were all awesome.
The only yarn store I had time for was Purl, which was teeny, but awesome! Also, they're moving at the end of this month, so they won't be teeny anymore!
I was restrained, and only walked out with one skein of an organic merino sock yarn, in this amazing colour. There's over 500 yards, and it's going to be a shawl sometime soon.
We got invited to a party at a private photographer collectors house. It was so cool seeing his collection on the walls.
we took the subway (a lot!)
I took a photo of a daguerreotype at the Met which is displayed on the wall terribly.
(come on, that's Southworth and Hawes! and you can't even see it!)
We took photos in awesome art deco elevators on the way to see galleries.
We did cliché tourist stuff!
and tonnes more.
Basically, New York is one billion times better then Rochester.