Travel Log: New York City (Part 2)

Hello and happy Friday!  I want to end this busy work week by sharing more photos from my Memorial Day weekend trip to New York City.  There were just too many photos for just one post, and you can check out the first set here: Traveling the World: New York City (Part 1).  This was a girls' trip with my beautiful Grandmother and sister, and in this segment you will see our evening on Broadway, visiting the famous Bull in the Financial District, the incredible Rain Room exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, and a fun stop in Madison Square Park to view the Orly Genger "Red, Yellow, and Blue" exhibit.  I love visiting New York, because every time I visit I have the opportunity to see something new in this ever-changing, fast-paced city.

Trench: Nine West (old), similar and budget-friendly "Classic and Chic Trench" in khaki, $59.99 at Modcloth here
Dress: Topshop (no longer available online), similar "Dark Flower Mini Dress" in black, $58 at Topshop here
Scarf: Nordstrom BP (old), similar "Metallic Stripe Scarf" in grey silver, $39.50 (on sale!) at J Crew
Orsay Pumps: Old (purchased in Hong Kong), similar Chinese Laundry "Kristin Cavallari Copertina Pump" in black leather, $89.99 (on sale!) at Amazon here
Clutch: Hobo (old), similar Roxy "Roll With It" clutch in true black, $25.18 (on sale!) at Amazon here
Umbrella: Metropolitan Museum of Art, exact one for $17.50 (on clearance!) here 

I love this candid from our evening out on Broadway!  It was a bit chilly at night, so a light trench and scarf over my dress were just the right layers. 

We had the opportunity to see Tom Hanks in "Lucky Guy," which was an incredible drama about the life of Mike McAlary, a NYC tabloid columnist won the Pulitzer Price for exposing police brutality shortly before passing away from cancer in 1998.  This was Tom Hanks' Broadway debut, and it was so amazing to see him in person!  He really embodied Mike McAlary's fierce spirit, and we were so lucky to be able to see his performance.  The entire cast was so talented, and it is no wonder that the show received six Tony Award nominations and won two!  I absolutely recommend this play if you have the opportunity to see it.

The weather was a bit gloomy on Tuesday, but we didn't let that stop us.  All we needed were jackets, scarves, and our trusty umbrellas.  I had been wanting to visit the famous Bull in the Financial District, since I hadn't yet made it down to FIDI in my past trips.  Photo with giant bull, check.  Also, my beautiful Grandmother steals the scene in this photo.  Look at her pose!

We thought that since it was raining, we would be the only ones trudging down to FIDI to see the bull.  As you can see on the left, we were so wrong.  There were other crazy tourists just like us!

This is the "Rain Room" exhibit at the MOMA.  The "Rain Room" was created by rAndom International, and rotated through the MOMA after a stint at the Curve Gallery in London's Barbican Centre.  The idea is really cool--think a huge square showerhead with sensors that will turn the water off above you as you slowly walk through to create this bubble around you so that you never get wet.  We were able to take advantage of early member access, but I heard that the lines were horrendous at times.  It was fun for the 5-10 minutes that they let you wander through the rain and take pictures.

This photo looks like I was getting soaked, but I wasn't!  I edited these photos from the Rain Room to black & white, and the contrast is very striking.  I think that's really the biggest appeal to this exhibit: being able to take these cool and unique photos.

Top: Wilfred via Aritzia (old), check out the "Beaded Chiffon Top" in pale pink, $44.99 at Mango here
Shorts: "Roll-Up Short" in boulder, $29.99 (on sale!) at Banana Republic here
Sandals: Clarks "Billie Swing" sandal in dark grey, $62 at Zappos here
Crossbody Bag: NYC street vendor (old), similar Call It Spring "Adana Foldover Crossbody Bag" in white, $30 (on sale!) at JCPenney  here
Sunglasses: Kate Spade "Lulu" in tortoise/brown gradient, exact pair $81.53 (on sale!) at Amazon here

We stopped in Madison Square Park on Wednesday afternoon before I caught my flight home to see the massive "Red, Yellow, and Blue" exhibit designed by Orly Genger.  It's basically huge piles of painted rope piled around the park, and I have no idea how long it took to construct but it looks like it was pretty complicated.  This is an example of the ever changing artwork in NYC parks, and it is always fun to see something new!

For my final photo, here is a presumably hand-made two-person bicycle we found in Brooklyn.  These two men were peddling up and down the street during a bicycle street festival we stumbled upon while walking from the flea market back to the train.  These guys were handling it very well and speeding up and down the street at a rapid pace--clearly they had been practicing for this performance!

I hope you enjoyed my photo recap of my Memorial Day weekend New York City trip, and that it inspires you to visit the city if you have been considering it.  Thanks so much for reading!

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