New Haven & NYC

A walk down memory lane with an overview of spring 2011 East Coast trip:

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

Yale University Art Gallery– featured new exhibitions on Old Javanese Gold and an outstanding show titled “Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery,” February 18–June 26, 2011.

Atticus Bookstore and Cafe became a favorite stop to tuck in. They had a delicious assortment of sandwiches and sweets, and I can imagine spending all day there.

NEW YORK CITY

  • The Strand Bookstore is a must with its eighteen miles of books.

    Any visit to the Big Apple demands at least three hours perusing The Strand.

  • Discovery Times Square – Harry Potter: The Exhibition where you can step into Hagrid’s Hut and sit in his chair, or gape at the Ron’s dressing gowns for the Yule Ball. Check out the Half Blood Prince’s potions book, oh and ah over the Goblet of Fire, and these are just a few of the countless curios they had on display.
  • Step into Edith Wharton’s New York at the Neue Galerie, which featured Secessionist work, post Bauhaus in “Vienna 1900: Style and Identity” through June 27. Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue, at 86th Street. (212) 628-6200.
  • Tasty concoctions in a swanky intimate setting at Death + Co. in the East Village.
  • Vermouth on tap at Amor y Amargo where they specialize in bitters.

Sights missed this time ’round but hope to see on next visit:

  • Apotheke though the NYT had once reported that this joint was shut down because of fire hazards.
  • The Highline

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