NYC trip

In March 2009, I spent four days in NYC experiencing art, culture, science, long walks, cars, noise, prohibition signs, low fat products, American huge watery coffee (just looking at it...), M & M store with artificial chocolate scent, everyone consuming cups with all sorts of beverages (unfortunately including me) , foreign English accents, water towers, city, village, shopping, Broadway, east village, queens, fast food, and macrobiotic food.

The MoMA featured beyond its exceptional collection German artist Martin Kippenberger, an artist with a huge body and diveristy of work. Jenny Holzer at the Whitney showing work from the last year.

Wooster Group before the show starts

Wooster Group poster

The Wooster group showed the experimental barock opera La Didone at the St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn.

After a despaired day of finding only fast food restaurants, there were quite a few nice restaurants in the University and East village area. Pizzeria Arthuro: Life Jazz and Pizza, just to name one.

Street in Williamsburg

Wall with poster in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Posterwall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I can definitely recommended for Montrealers, who enjoy hanging out in the neighbourhood Plateau, to go see Williamsburg/Brooklyn with its cafes and arts spaces. El Beit Cafe, on158 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, is recommended. I felt like in the Plateau being actually in NYC.

For graphic designers and anyone else I recommend to stay at Herald Square Hotel, an historical building that once was The Home of Life Publishing Company Inc. that published Life Magazine.

Shop window decoration

Brigitte Schuster
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