On nearly the northern tip of Manhattan lies The Met Cloisters, which overlooks the Hudson River. And, as it is part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can be certain this is a visit that is well worth the trip.
It's a museum that focuses on medieval Europe with an emphasis on art, architecture and gardens. There are more than 2,000 pieces of art and architectural elements that make up the museum that is split over two levels and includes gardens.
Although what's inside of the museum that is enough to warrant a trip here, it's the gardens that I really enjoyed. From walking the gardens that showcased a variety of plants where you could find herbs, fruits and vegetables to the gardens nestled within the Cuxa Cloister in the middle of the first floor, you will get a sense of being transported back to medieval Europe. Or, on a lighter note, you may even get a whim of a simpler way of life. As I strolled through the Bonnefont Cloister, I caught myself thinking back to when we grew some of our own vegetables when I was growing up in the Midwest. Oh memories.
Of course, what I find to be the true beauty of this museum is that it's unexpected. There were amazing views of the Palisades across the Hudson, the George Washington Bridge and, if you are lucky, you may spot some sailboats as well. To add to this, I recommend walking through Fort Tryon Park, either before or after your visit to add to the overall experience of your visit.
Even though you are still in Manhattan, you'll feel as if you are in a completely different place.
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I’ve never liked cheapskates. I once worked with a guy who – when we went out to lunch – would make sure he only paid for what he ordered. And when it came to figuring the tax he made sure the other person paid the extra penny. The result was that, instead of just “splitting the bill” there was a lot of bookkeeping and figuring going on. After awhile no one would go out with him.
On November 1, 2019, I decided to visit MoMA on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues to see the final result of this stupendous project that opened for all to see on October 21st. Frankly, I was amazed at the number of people who showed up. After all, it was a Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm. People should be at work – or at school I thought. Or, was it because this was the day after Halloween? Obviously, I’m a bit out of it because MoMA was like Times Square on New Year’s Eve – but not quite. Everyone was very well behaved and incredibly focused and interested in the art.
On Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – the first day of Yom Kippur – we headed out to our favorite Kips Bay Theatre (2nd Avenue and 31st Street) for a 6:20 pm showing of Downton Abbey. Kips Bay currently has a terrific deal: If one signs up for an “Insider” card (it’s free) you can see a first run movie at any time during the day or night on Tuesdays for $6.00 – which is pretty incredible. Or, paraphrasing The Godfather, I’d say, “That’s an offer we couldn’t refuse.”
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